Bringing Down Barriers and Building Community with Carmera Thomas-Wilhite

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Community-building, inclusivity, and persistence are key to addressing climate challenges and fostering healthy communities. During this episode of the Sea Change Podcast, Jenna is joined by Carmera Thomas-Wilhite, Baltimore Program Manager for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and one of the Baltimore Sun's 25 Women to Watch in 2020. We welcome you to join them as they reflect on the successes they've celebrated, the challenges they've overcome, and the lessons they've learned from their collective years dedicated to grassroots advocacy.


Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.