Institute for Energy Studies Speaker Series Presents: Toward Climate Justice

Working for Lasting Change

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Event Details




Online: Zoom



Brought to you by:

Institute for Energy Studies, The Foundation for WWU & Alumni


Check out this video to watch the Toward Climate Justice.

Mikhaila brings to the Institute for Energy Studies’ Speaker Series her experience and knowledge of the foundational concepts utilized in the Climate Justice movement. She will be sharing her perspectives on the transformational work of Climate Justice, as well as highlights and lessons learned from her career in the clean energy transition.

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Mikhaila Gonzales has light brown skin, long black hair, and large brown eyes. She wears a grey cowl neck sweater, plum lipstick, and earrings.

Mikhaila Gonzales, Speaker

Mikhaila Gonzales works for the Initiative for Energy Justice developing the Equitable Local Solar Program, which furthers the organization’s work in energy justice. Prior to joining the team at IEJ, Mikhaila led the Access Solar program at Spark Northwest, where she worked with Tribal entities, electric utilities, local/state agencies, and a range of nonprofit and environmental justice organizations to develop community-scale clean energy projects in WA and OR. Her career in nonprofit management began over 14 years ago with a love of environmental education and stewardship at Seward Park Audubon Center and Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands. Prior qualitative research projects brought her to fishing communities of New England and indigenous farming communities in the Philippines.

Accommodations and Other Details

Contact The Foundation for WWU & Alumni for this event if you have questions or need disability accommodations by calling (360) 650-3353 or emailing

Advance notice for disability accommodations and special needs is greatly appreciated. Please indicate your special needs on the registration form.

There will be auto-captions available for the Zoom webinar.