Danielle Vermeer

Meet Jessica Sotelo: Leading Together

Meet Jessica Sotelo: Leading Together

“In order to be a leader, you first need to lift up your team.” Inspiration for Work Jessica Sotelo, of World Wildlife Fund, has combined her love for the natural world with her interest in nonprofit work. Growing up, her mom lead programs at a national organization focused on the transition of school to work while her dad was the head of policy at the National Park Service. When it came time to c ...[Read More]

Meet Trica Oshant Hawkins: Cultivating Lifelong Stewardship

Meet Trica Oshant Hawkins: Cultivating Lifelong Stewardship

“Appreciate the beauty in being both gentle and strong.” Inspiration for Work Conservation enthusiast, Trica Oshant Hawkins, has transformed her childhood love for nature into a career of lifelong stewardship. In her youth, Trica would capture horned lizards in Texas and praying mantises in Thailand. After discovering how these creatures died indoors, she decided wild things needed to stay wild. F ...[Read More]

Meet San Juana Olivares: Ensuring Clean Water for All

Meet San Juana Olivares: Ensuring Clean Water for All

“Just because you’re not a permanent resident, doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference.” As president of Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative – La Placita, San Juana Olivares paved the way to clean water for all. She used her passion for water and human rights to advocate for Hispanic-Latino populations in Michigan, especially those affected by the Flint water crisis. Much of her in ...[Read More]