Dania Marin-Gavilan is a co-founder of Voices for Environmental Justice. In her work for Voices for Environmental Justice, she has collaborated with others to create a major and minor in Environmental Justice at the University of Minnesota. In addition, she has led the group as it integrates the community into its work on campus and vice versa, planning dialogues and working with the co-creation team for the Upper Harbor Terminal.

2018 Courageous Innovator Nominees

  • Jeremiah Ellison
  • Nick Knighton
  • Analyah Schlaeger dos Santos
  • Minnesota Youth Leaders (MN Can’t Wait)

About the Emerging Leader Category

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes an individual under the age of 30 working in cutting-edge ways to build partnerships and innovative solutions to address environmental health or environmental justice challenges.