Public Health Perspectives: Jalonne L. White-Newsome (CEO & Founder Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC)
Online in Zoom
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Jalonne L. White-Newsome is CEO/Founder of Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC, a strategic consultancy working to transform communities through people-centered solutions. Her expertise crosses the areas of climate change, public health, racial equity and urban flooding. Jalonne spent 5 years as a senior program officer at The Kresge Foundation, responsible for the Environment Program’s grant portfolio on Climate Resilient & Equitable Water Systems (CREWS) and a core team member leading the foundation’s work addressing the intersection of climate change and public health. Before joining Kresge in early 2016, she served as director of federal policy at West Harlem Environmental Action Inc., where she was involved with leading national campaigns and a 42-member national coalition of environmental justice organizations. Her work helped ensure that the concerns of low-income communities of color were integrated into federal policy, particularly on clean air, climate change and health issues. Dr. White-Newsome is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and continues to engage in research on climate, health and equity. She was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Geophysical Union, serves on the American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity Center Advisory Board, and is a member of the NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. A native of Detroit, she earned a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health; a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Southern Methodist University; and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. She also earned a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

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Public Health Perspectives: Jalonne L. White-Newsome (CEO & Founder Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC)

Dr. White-Newsome will share her experience within public health and students will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about her public health experience.

April 7, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online in Zoom
Sponsored by: Office of Student Engagement and Practice
Contact Information: Sade Richardson, richsade@umich.edu

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Jalonne L. White-Newsome is CEO/Founder of Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC, a strategic consultancy working to transform communities through people-centered solutions. Her expertise crosses the areas of climate change, public health, racial equity and urban flooding. Jalonne spent 5 years as a senior program officer at The Kresge Foundation, responsible for the Environment Program’s grant portfolio on Climate Resilient & Equitable Water Systems (CREWS) and a core team member leading the foundation’s work addressing the intersection of climate change and public health. Before joining Kresge in early 2016, she served as director of federal policy at West Harlem Environmental Action Inc., where she was involved with leading national campaigns and a 42-member national coalition of environmental justice organizations. Her work helped ensure that the concerns of low-income communities of color were integrated into federal policy, particularly on clean air, climate change and health issues. Dr. White-Newsome is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and continues to engage in research on climate, health and equity. She was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Geophysical Union, serves on the American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity Center Advisory Board, and is a member of the NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. A native of Detroit, she earned a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health; a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Southern Methodist University; and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. She also earned a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

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