Each year, we invite a collective of academic teachers, active practitioners and community leaders to serve as mentors for our fellowship program. Some join us for a few hours, while others are a part of the whole week. Read about the mentors participating in our 2016 program below, or click here to read about mentors from past programs.
A number of alumni fellows and community members work together every year to make Byron Fellowship possible.
Emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, making a difference around the world.
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As an action researcher, regenerative designer, and professor of Community and Regional Planning, Elizabeth is committed to awakening love, leadership and wisdom to inspire collective action in service of a world where all beings may thrive.
Catalyst for positive change: through dialogue facilitation, powerful storytelling and integral coaching Mariana seeks to bridge divides across inner and outer landscapes. Currently working as Maya Forest Program Specialist in The Nature Conservancy.
To work toward the humane application of technology for the regeneration, and then preservation, of the natural environment and humankind
Richard Merritt is a campaign and issue organizing management specialist
Josephine Chu is the co-founder of Zenful Bites, a women of color- owned business that provides eco-catering services in the DC metro area.
Andrés is a composer and teacher bringing together art and activism with an eye towards global thinking.
Elise is a macro practice social worker, who seeks to lend her assets to communities in search of innovative.
Héctor is committed to fostering a culture of support and empowerment for LGBTQ+ students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
Garrett Blad is a climate justice activist, collage artist, writer, and performance poet committed to using the power of story to build strong relationships and communities to advance social change.
Farmer and Community Health Networker
Working in the governmental sector of leisure and travel.
Social entrepreneur passionate about social change through the development of the nonprofit sector in Colombia and Latin America
Michaela is the founder and director of Priyam Global, a nonprofit dedicated to making the world more beautiful by equipping mothers of children with disabilities in India to rise out of poverty.
Passionate for ecotechnology, mathematics and education lives in the Yucatan Peninsula designing rainwater catchment systems for agriculture and looking for sustainable ways of growing food with less labour, inputs and environmental impact.
artist, activist, interdisciplinary educator
A media entrepreneur and Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company.
I believe that the intersection of innovation, community, and the arts can catalyze social change and propel economic growth in a city.
I’m a life-adventurer, cultivating new growth and advocating for integrity, through food sovereignty, agroecology, and organizational development, currently based in Cusco, Peru.
Danny is a farmer-theologian, essayist, eco-liturgist, and seminarian at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.
Kumari creates opportunities to connect her love of learning and personal growth with initiatives that support our environment, workplace, and world.
Singer, Runner, Chocoholic. Obsessed with the idea that the arts are for everyone.
eco-feminist theologian * artist * runner * writer
Scientist, Writer, Bridge-Builder.
Pastor, Prison reform activist, bridge-builder in St. Louis, MO.
SungHee is committed to alleviating global poverty through sustainable development and international cooperation, and positively contributing to the equitable growth of society by shedding light on, and empowering, those who are most often ignored.
Andrew Hamlet is a business professional who draws upon data science methods to glean actionable insight.
Living a life full of intention, happiness and compassion!
Ilya is committed to facilitating creative collaborations that bridge artistic and academic disciplines.
Laura is an independent consultant, providing nonprofits and small businesses with support in program management, policy analysis, and information systems.