CONGRATULATIONS to Shalanda Baker 2021 Revolutionary Power Fellows Daysia Charles and Wanjiku Gatheru!
The Greater Boston Chapter - American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) and sponsors BlueWave Solar, FirstLight Power, ReVision Energy, and New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) are funding Revolutionary Power fellowships with Professor Shalanda Baker, internationally renowned energy justice scholar. The Revolutionary Power fellow will receive training, mentorship, and will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate, masters-degree, and PhD students.
Shalanda Baker is a professor at the Northeastern School of Law. Before joining Northeastern's faculty, Professor Baker spent three years as an associate professor of law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i, where she was the founding director of the Energy Justice Program. Prior to that, she served on the faculty at University of San Francisco School of Law. In 2016, she won a Fulbright award and spent a year in Mexico exploring energy reform, climate change and indigenous rights.
Her new book Revolutionary Power arms those made most vulnerable by our current energy system with the tools they need to remake the system in the service of their humanity. She argues that people of color, poor people, and indigenous people must engage in the creation of the new energy system in order to upend the unequal power dynamics of the current system.
Wanjiku "Wawa" Gatheru is a 22-year-old environmental justice advocate, writer and current graduate student at the University of Oxford. She is a proud Kenyan-American and the first Black person in history to receive the Rhodes, Truman and Udall scholarships.
Daysia Charles is a current high school senior, soon to be a student at Dartmouth College. She aspires to be an environmental engineer, with hopes of gaining a doctorate and working for the EPA in the future.