Public engagement is a core tenet of scholar-activism. There are endless ways to connect with people and their communities.

 Focus Areas:
Human behavior and culture,
Environmental justice, Structural racism &
Social and climate policy, Health (in)equity,
Social determinants of health, One Health
Nature-Based Solutions, 
Creativity and Pleasure Activism,

Radical love & Climate Optimism

Speaking Engagements


“Generations: A Conversation Between” | Panelist for the CT Women’s Hall of Fame, May 23rd, 2023
“An amendment to the state constitution would give CT residents legal right to a healthy environment” | Radio Interview for CT Public Radio, March 6th, 2023
A look at environmental justice efforts in Connecticut: 'It's everybody's problem'” | Interview for Where We Live, CT Public Radio/WNPR, February 28th, 2023

“Environmental (In)Justice in the South End of Bridgeport”  | Guest Lecture for Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation: Studio IV x MODU, February 13th, 2023


“Connecticut’s Climate and Environmental Justice Future: Intersectional Solutions Centered in Racial and Social Justice” | Keynote Speaker for the Funders Network Green Working Group Annual Conference,  November 30th, 2022
“Fireside Chat with Dr. Darian Spearman” | Interviewer for the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute Fellows Alumni Network, November 10th, 2022
“Climate Crisis and Voter Engagement” |
Panelist for Wesleyan University, October 18th, 2022
“Climate Crisis: who’s really feeling the heat?”
| Podcast Interview for Untold: A CT Mirror Podcast, September 28th, 2022

“How do we finance our future and fight for climate justice?” | Podcast Interview for Tearing Down Walls, August 28th, 2022
“Environmental Justice Workshop”| Facilitator for Make the Road CT, August 4th, 2022
“Climate Change Roundtable”| Moderator for CT Governor Ned Lamont, July 22nd, 2022
“Sustainable Development within Social Justice” | Panelist for the UNH Sustainability Institute, June 23rd, 2022
“Kat Morris of Seaside Sounds Club” | Podcast and Video Interview for Connecticunt Magazine, June 8th, 2022
“Leading the Way: Young Environmental Activists Speak Out”
| Plenary Panelist the Connecticut Land Conservation Council Conference, May 14th, 2022

“Politics on the Move: CT & Beyond” | Conference Keynote Speaker for UConn and Connecticut College, April 30th, 2022

“In The Know: Climate Change-Makers” | Digital DocuSeries Spotlight by Yahoo, April 5th, 2022
“Organizing with a Purpose: Reflections of Black Activists” | Panelist for Quinnipiac University, February 22nd, 2022
“Health Equity & Environmental Justice” | Presentation for PwC Cayman Islands, February 17th, 2022
“Kat Morris Dishes Environmental Justice” | WPKN Radio Interview for The Forest and the Trees, February 13th, 2022


“It may sound gross, but dumpster diving.…” | WNPR CT Public Radio Interview for Disrupted, November 17th, 2021
“Intro to Environmental Justice & Scholar-Activism” | Interactive Lecture at Quinnipiac University, August 17th, 2021
“Making Waves with Wawa” | Instagram Live Interview for Mananalu Water, July 23, 2021
“Using L.O.V.E. To Tackle Environmental Racism”  | WNPR CT Public Radio Interview for NEXT, May 3rd, 2021
“Health and the Environment” & “Abolition” | Panelist for UConn 2021 Human Rights Symposium, April 19th, 2021
“Professions in Environmental Justice” | Career Talk for FoodCorps at Kendall Elementary School, April 13th, 2021
“Disruptors: Young Connecticut Activists Speak Out” | WNPR CT Public Radio Interview for Disrupted, April 7th, 2021
“Reclaiming Our Time: Social Media Takeover” | GreenPeaceUSA & Black Girl Environmentalist, February 11th, 2021

“Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis” (Pt 1 & Pt 2) | Webinar Series Host for Health Equity Solutions, February 9-10th, 2021


“Hear Us, See Us” | Panelist for CT Human Rights Partnership and CT Human Rights Youth Council, December 9, 2020
“Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis” | Poster for CT Public Health Association Conference, November 10-11th, 2020

How to Collaborate for Environmental Justice” | TEDxUConn, October 18th, 2020

“Immigration Act of 1965: Commemorating the Civil Rights...” | Panelist for UConn Law & CUNY Law, October 2nd, 2020
“The Future of Our Community: Where to Now?” | Panelist for COVID Classroom, July 19th, 2020  
“Pride Doesn’t Stop at June 30th” | Panelist for Inside Out|Outside In Podcast, June 30th, 2020
“100% Sustainable Society” | Panelist for UConnPIRG, April 20th, 2020
“A Beginner’s Guide to Environmental Activism” | Presenter for Connecticut Environmental Action Day, February 28th, 2020


“Cultural Appropriation versus Appreciation” | Panelist for the USG Cultural Appreciation Series, October 25th, 2019
“The Husky Engage Summit” | Presenter for Undergraduate Student Government & UConnPIRG, September 29th, 2019