Who We Are
Anne Marie Hertl
Anne Marie Hertl (she/her) joins the MEJC team leveraging a decade of non-profit experience working as an organizer and regional activist to support social justice movement building throughout the environmental sector in Michigan.
Jacob Sirhan (he/they) is a queer Palestinian organizer and movement-builder. Their organizing background has centered around Palestinian liberation and anti-colonial/anti-imperial movement work, racial justice solidarity work and coalition building, as well as police & prison abolition.
Michelle Martinez (she/her) is the inaugural director of the Tishman Center for Social and Environmental Justice at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.
Ahmina (she/her) is committed to ensuring that grassroots leadership and expertise are valued and strengthened as we work for transformative and systemic change.
Just Transition Associate
As the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Dana (she/her) believes that her freedom and liberation is tied to all those who are oppressed under systems of racism and exploitation.
Kyle Whyte (he/him) is an environmental justice organizer, educator, and researcher, currently serving as the George Willis Pack Professor at the University of Michigan, where he teaches in the environmental justice graduate program.
Katrina (they/she) is responsible for developing communication strategies that advance the goals of MEJC and amplify messaging surrounding climate, racial, and economic justice.