Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, PhD.
Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta is an assistant professor of Soil, Water and Environmental Science with a joint appointment in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. Ramírez-Andreotta is a community-engaged environmental health scientist investigating the fate & transport of pollutants in environmental systems, exposure pathways, phytotechnologies, and ways to improve environmental health literacy. As such, she is often found talking to and training communities and hosting community gatherings and data sharing events. Ramírez-Andreotta is a playful, highly spirited individual who enjoys hanging with her boo, exercise, and democratizing science.
She Tweets @EnvSci_G_Roots .
Relevant Websites: http://ramirez-andreotta.faculty.arizona.edu (Integrated Environmental Science and Health Risk Laboratory Website) // https://projectharvest.arizona.edu // https://gardenroots.arizona.edu
Dr. Mona Arora, PhD.
Dr. Mona Arora, PhD. is a researcher at the College of Public Health. She obtained her Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree in Tropical Medicine from the Tulane University School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and has a doctorate degree in Geography from the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on building the public health capacity to address the health impacts of climate change with a special focus on decision-support tools; science communication and translation; and integrating a health and equity lens to adaptation planning.
Dr. Arora has over 13 years of experience in emergency preparedness, workforce development, and community engagement. She has worked extensively with rural and tribal communities and partnered with local health departments to facilitate community resilience for public health emergencies including disease outbreaks such as Ebola and Pandemic Influenza.
Dr. Arora has served on the National Association of City and County Health Official’s (NACCHO) Workgroup on Global Climate Change since 2011. As a workgroup member, she collaborates with public health experts from across the nation to develop adaptation guidelines, build tools, and facilitate policies aimed at addressing the health impacts of climate change. She is also working alongside adaptation practitioners across the country as a Program Committee member for the 2021 National Adaptation Forum.
Kirsten Engel, J.D.
Kirsten Engel, J.D., is the Charles E. Ares Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Since arriving at the University in 2005, Professor Engel has served as a director of the Law College Environmental Law Program and serves on the faculty advisory boards of the Institute of the Environment and the UA Institute for Energy Solutions. Professor Engel is a scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) in Washington, D.C..
Engel is the co-author of Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach (3d ed. 2016) and numerous book chapters and articles. Professor Engel has held positions in the public and nonprofit sectors, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts' Attorney General's Office, and visiting and permanent professorships at Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Tulane Law Schools.
Since 2016, Ms. Engel has served as an elected member of the Arizona House of Representatives. In that capacity, she currently serves as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and as a member of the House Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee.