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Genora Givens '09
Education: B.A. Willamette University, Master of Environmental Management, Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
A 2009 graduate of SJND, Genora Givens recently received her Master’s Degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Science, one of the top schools in the nation for environmental science studies. There, she focused on water resource management, specifically looking at urban water resources.
“I just love the science. I love chemistry and the the physical way water works - but also thinking as we try and prepare our cities for a change in climate and seeing more extreme rain events and how we’re moving through cities. And also thinking as we do this redesign [of water flow], how can we keep a justice lens and ensure that we’re designing cities that all people can enjoy and benefit from.”