Our Mentors

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 our core mentors below, or click here to read about mentors from past programs.

Gabriel Grant

Co-Founder and Director

Mark Boyce


Our Staff

A number of alumni fellows and community members work together every year to make Byron Fellowship possible.

Laura Yates

Program Coordinator

David Ward

Blog Editor

Jasmine Hamilton

Blog Editor

Our Fellows

Emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, making a difference around the world.

Fellowship Alumni

Years of Byron Fellowship

Academic Fields Represented

Interested in Joining Our Community?

Find out more about becoming a Byron Fellow.

Learn About Our Fellows

2004| 2005| 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 Indiana | 2014 North Carolina | 2015 | 2016 

Elizabeth Walsh

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.

read more

Mariana Vélez

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.

read more

Garrett Blad

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.

read more

Michaela Cisney

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.

read more

Pablo Gonzalez Moctezuma

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.

read more

Alexandra Toledo

I’m a life-adventurer, cultivating new growth and advocating for integrity, through food sovereignty, agroecology, and organizational development, currently based in Cusco, Peru.

read more

Sunghee Tark

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.

read more

Laura Yates

Laura is an independent consultant, providing nonprofits and small businesses with support in program management, policy analysis, and information systems.

read more