Contributor Bios

Steve Chase

Steve Chase directs the master’s program in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing – the only existing graduate ES program in the country specifically tailored to the training needs of public interest advocates and community organizers. In support of his three year effort to create the Environmental Advocacy and Organizing Program, which welcomed its first cohort of students in Fall 2002, Steve received a Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship Award in 2000 and a Switzer Environmental Leadership Grant in 2002. In 2003, he was named an Ella Baker Fellow, a new fellowship program inspired by Ella Baker, the associate of Dr. Martin Luther King who founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s.