Teri Brezner

Regional Network: 
Chesapeake Regional Network
Class Year: 
2016
Position: 
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Program Director, DDCSP Alumni Network
Organization: 
Environmental Leadership Program
Location: 
Washington, District Of Columbia

Teri leads ELP's internal and external Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategies and programming, including the design and implementation of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Alumni Network, RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship and the DEI curriculum design and facilitation in ELP's regional and national programs and consulting projects. Teri has more than a decade of experience in developing and training diverse leaders and communities to facilitate behavior and social change. She holds a Masters in Adult Learning and Global Change from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in intercultural training and education from American University and a Bachelors in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Richmond. Teri has designed and facilitated leadership development trainings and programs for hundreds of social change leaders in the US and abroad, working for organizations that include Peace Corps, Phelps Stokes, 2Seeds, Management Sciences for Health, Rare and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Teri is a fierce advocate for social justice and supports social change movements that envision and demand a more just and sustainable future. Teri uses participatory methods and dialogue education to create inclusive spaces that support individuals and communities learning and growth. She is passionate about developing the skills, network and opportunities for diverse emerging leaders to transform themselves, their communities and the social change sector. Teri is originally from Canada, she grew up mostly in Toronto, Montreal and upstate NY and was been based in Arlington, Virginia/ Washington DC area for the last 10 years. She recently relocated back home to Toronto, Ontario Canada and welcomes visitors!