BEA Welcomes Communications Director: Markeya Thomas!
Building Equity and Alignment for Environmental Justice is pleased to welcome Markeya Thomas as the BEA Communications Director!
Markeya Thomas (she/her) is a professional communicator, having spent several years working on climate and environmental issues.
She has worked on projects for major climate moments including: NCA, Lancet, and IPCC reports, science attribution study releases, breaking news on extreme weather, and tracking the long term impacts of environmental racism, just transition, and climate reparations for recovery.
She is passionate about a world where climate and environmental justice is a part of the plan for community safety. In the US, your zip code determines your life expectancy, access to resources, and quality of healthcare. Environmental racism is slow violence with long term consequences against communities restricted by racist housing policies that impact where and how we live. Environmental issues intersect with many social justice issues and must be addressed in order to truly experience liberation.
She is excited to join BEA and looks forward to pushing the needle in how not only we speak about climate and environmental issues, but how funding local organizing is the key to real environmental solutions. She’s excited to meet with everyone and can be reached at @email.