EcoWorks is excited to celebrate Women’s History Month!

 

In 2016, throughout the month of March, we explored the question "W.H.O. is She?” by sharing the stories of the special women that make up our very own EcoWorks family.

W.H.O. = Women's History Observed

 

The women behind the creation of the "W.HO. is She?" series sat down together to reflect on the project. Listen as Amy and Shaina discuss what they learned, the impact, their favorite moments, and more!

 

 

 

 

And be sure to listen to all of the complete conversations below!

Reflections with Amy & Shaina -
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AMY PARSONS

Born: July 28, 1989

 

W.H.O is She?

Amy is a California native who is in her first year of service as an AmeriCorps Green School Coordinator with the Youth Energy Squad and also handles communications for EcoWorks. She spent time at UCLA for her undergrad and Penn State for grad school, studying Geography and Ecology. Amy speaks of finding balance between her two passions, her female role models, and more!

 

Listen to her full interview for more of her story.

 

 

 

 

“If you know that you can confidently walk into a room and be a presence and be strong and be valued and know that you have something to contribute… that can be really impactful.”

A Conversation with Amy -
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PORSCHENESS RAY

Born April 2, 1993

 

W.H.O is She?

Porsche is currently serving as an AmeriCorps Green Schools Coordinator with our Youth Energy Squad program who has a strong background in environmental justice. She is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis. In our conversation, Porsche shares what makes her proud to be a woman - her hair! - and much more!

 

Listen to her full interview for more of her story.

 

 

 

 

"Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Step out and put yourself in uncomfortable situations so you can grow."

A Conversation with Porsche -
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MARIA MERCADO

Born: August 17, 1967

 

W.H.O is She?

Maria is a returning member of the EcoWorks family that has recently joined the Residential Education team as a Water Smart Educator. “Made in Mexico”,  Maria spent most of her life moving between both the United States and Mexico. In her interview, Maria shares about growing up in two cultures, her time spent in the convent, her dream of becoming a pilot, perceptions of motherhood and more!

 

Listen to her full interview for more of her story.

 

 

 

 

"When I see young women heading into the future, it makes me proud to be a woman because I think I'm opening a path for young women to make it easier. So if I'm proud of you, it means I'm proud of myself too."

A Conversation with Maria -
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BETTYE MADDEN

Born September 29, 1942

 

W.H.O is She?

Bettye is currently serving as an AmeriCorps Green Schools Coordinator with our Youth Energy Squad program. Raised in Little Rock, Arkansas during the Civil Rights Movement, she is a Veteran who served in the army during the Vietnam War, a former Detroit Public School teacher of over 30 years and so much more!

 

Listen to her full interview for more of her story.

 

 

 

 

“I lived through Civil Rights History! I remember drinking out of a separate water fountain!”

 

“If Women don’t speak out, things just don't change.”

A Conversation with Bettye -
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