Yodit Semu

MA in Urban Sustainability alumna Yodit Semu was featured on podcast The Accidental Safety Pro on October 28, 2020 discussing her work in urban sustainability.

Yodit is currently the coordinator of the environmental career worker training program at UCLA’s Labor Occupational Safety and Health Division. She is also an educator, providing environmental justice and most recently, COVID-19 awareness for essential workers. Yodit also cultivates and develops relationships with organization and workforce development programs in LA, serving marginalized populations with job readiness training for careers in environmental, construction, and other green industries. She’s also a documentarian, having produced Immigrant, a 19-minute short documentary film featuring the perspectives of independent voices based in southern California. The film provides an intimate look at immigration’s narrative in the current United States political culture and sheds a new light on understanding migration and displacement as a sustainability issue.

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Jude Bergkamp ’98, ’10

Jude Bergkamp ’98, ’10 (Seattle, MA in Psychology, PsyD), Chair and Core Faculty of Seattle’s PsyD program, gave two formal presentations at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology 2023 Mid-Winter Conference in January. These lectures focused on how to effectively guide doctoral psychology students to maintain emotional regulation and intellectual humility in their future pursuits. Read more from Bergkamp’s presentation here.

Greta Creech ’21

Greta Creech ’21 (GSLC, PhD) accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor for Intelligence and Security Studies at The Citadel. Her teaching and research areas will be information operations in intelligence and leadership in national security. Learn more about Creech and read her dissertation Holding on to Who They Are: Pathways for Variations in Response to Toxic Workplace Behavior Among U.S. Intelligence Officers here.

Barbara Skuly ‘92

Barbara Skuly ‘92 (New England, MS) was recently featured in an article in the Keene Sentinel titled “Three Decades on the Ashuelot: A River Conservationist’s Perspective.” While studying in Antioch’s MS in Resource Management and Administration program, Skuly’s master’s project focused on the nomination of the Ashuelot River into the NH Environmental Rivers Management and Protection Program, which protects designated rivers for their natural and cultural resources. Each protected river has a local advisory committee to oversee and steward the river on a local level. Upon graduation in 1992, Skuly utilized her time to work on environmental projects, including the

Abi Abrash Walton ‘16

Abi Abrash Walton ‘16 (GSLC, PhD) presented at the 5th National Adaptation Forum in Baltimore. She and Antioch University Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience colleagues presented on the Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action publication which was released in connection with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Office. She and the team also presented on the Climate and Health Resilience Initiative as a multi-year climate and health adaptation project, pursued with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more about the Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action publication here and learn more about Abrash Walton,

Clara Fang

Clara Fang, PhD candidate in Environmental Studies in New England, was a co-author of a recent report, Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action: a Practitioner’s Guide that was published by NOAA as part of its new climate resilience and adaptation practitioner guidebooks. This 126-page report was produced by Antioch’s Center for Climate Resilience and Community Preparedness. The project was led by principal investigator Abigail Abrash Walton, PhD, and a team from the Center, co-PI Christa Daniels, PhD; Fang, graduate research assistant Jess Hench; together with BIPOC community partners. “We are really excited to have collaborated with NOAA on this project,”

Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning & Action Published

Antioch’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience received a grant to review and summarize existing best practices for community resilience planning and action that centers and integrates belonging, equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion (BEJDI) through an interactive, co-designed process. The project, led by Abigail Abrash Walton, PhD (principal investigator), and a team from the Center, Christa Daniels PhD, co-PI; doctoral fellow Clara Fang; graduate research assistant Jess Hench; together with BIPOC community partners, produced the paper Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action.  Communities in the United States and abroad are already feeling the impacts of climate change. In

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