Dr. Shanna N. McClain is the NASA Earth Science Divisions Global Partnerships Manager and the Applied Sciences Lead for Risk Reduction and Resilience. Shanna also sits as a Visiting Scientist with the Environmental Law Institute, where she supports the program on environmental migration and displacement. She is co-chair to the Environmental Peacebuilding Association’s Interest Group on Water and to the IFRC Anticipation Hub’s Working Group on Earth Observations for Early Action. She holds a PhD in Environmental Resources & Policy from Southern Illinois University.
Carl Bruch is the Director of International Programs at the Environmental Law Institute and the founding President of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association. His work focuses on environmental peacebuilding, environmental governance, adaptation, and environmental emergencies. He has helped dozens of countries—including in many affected by conflict—strengthen their environmental laws, institutions, and practices. He holds a JD from the Northwestern School of Environmental Law of Lewis & Clark College.