Andrea Van Gunst

SERN (2008)

Andrea currently works in a coal community in east TN, a rural community in middle TN and staffs the organization's anti-racism work! SOCM is a grassroots member-run organization that has historically worked on environmental justice issues in the coalfields of eastern Tennessee. The organization is undergoing a transition to become a state-wide multi-issue organization focusing on social and racial justice as well environmental justice. A few months before coming to SOCM, Andrea completed a Masters in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development with a focus on how the sustainable development movement can better ally / align itself with the growing social justice movement in the U.S.