Past Mentors

Kumari Ratnayake

Kumari creates opportunities to connect her love of learning and personal growth with initiatives that support our environment, workplace, and world. She holds a BA in Elementary Education with a Minor in Geology from Augustana College, is a Backpacking and Wilderness...

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Alan Bush

Alan Bush

Alan is a business owner, folding bike nomad, PhD student in Community and Regional Planning, Professor of Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Business, and Mentor at the Byron Fellowship. As a practitioner, researcher, and instructor, he has worked on the theme of...

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Charles Vogl

Charles Vogl

An an award winning leadership author, speaker and executive coach, Charles Vogl uses principles drawn from more than 3000 years of community and spiritual tradition to teach others how to inspire powerful connections and produce the kind of change that lasts for...

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Anna Jetmore-Vargas

Anna Jetmore-Vargas

Anna Jetmore-Vargas is founder and owner  of The Newday Group, a freelance sustainability consulting firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Anna focuses her practice on delivering innovative, results-oriented services to clients in the municipal and not-for-profit...

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Cliff Chapman

Cliff Chapman

Cliff Chapman is the Conservation Director for the Central Indiana Land Trust and has worked in the field of land conservation since 1997. Since graduating with a BA in Geography from Indiana University, Cliff has worked as an ecologist for the Indiana Department of...

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Gabriel Filippelli

Gabriel Filippelli

Dr. Gabriel Filippelli specializes in climate change science and environmental geochemistry, and is a Professor of Earth Sciences at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Much of his work has focused on geochemical records of climate and climate...

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Anamaria Aristizabal

Anamaria Aristizabal

Anamaria designs and facilitates journeys of learning and transformation for cultural creatives and changemakers in service of a flourishing planet. She serves individuals and groups hungry to ask audacious questions that ignite passion and...

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Mariana Velez

Mariana Velez

Mariana Velez, Alliances Coordinator at The Nature Conservancy and Business Sustainability Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She focuses on promoting leadership and improving collaboration within key multi-stakeholder forest and marine alliances...

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Heather Rivard

Heather Rivard is Webmaster for the Byron Fellowship, a 2011 Byron Fellow, a freelance programmer, and most passionately: a writer and thinker about the future of creation and community in America. You can read her thoughts, listen to her conversations, and check out...

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Kate Warpool

Kate Warpool

Kate is the Mentor Communications Facilitator for the Byron Fellowship. She participated in the fellowship in the late summer of 2011. Kate recently started a new position with the City of Indianapolis as the Administrator of the Bureau of Construction Services in the...

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