The Climate Science Alliance is excited to welcome Althea Walker — our new Community Resilience Program Manager — to the team. Meet Althea and learn more about her role at the Alliance in today’s blog.
The Climate Science Alliance is excited to welcome Althea Walker to the team. As the Community Resilience Program Manager for the Climate Science Alliance, Althea works to provide leadership, vision, and support for Tribal partners and advance projects and activities identified by the Tribal Working Group to build resilience and capacity.
Althea Walker is a descendant of the Nez Perce, Hopi, and Gila River people and is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community. Althea is a Certified Public Manager and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental & Resource Management & Master of Science in Environmental Technology Management from Arizona State University.
Her career has focused on environmental protection, green building, zero waste planning, community engagement, and climate resiliency. Her work in these areas have ranged from analyzing the impacts of dam operation and climate change on Columbia River salmon and lamprey migration to weaving Indigenous knowledge into climate change adaptation planning.
She is a Sequoyah Fellow (lifetime member) of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) and an editorial board member of the AISES magazine, Winds of Change. She is a steering committee member for the Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network, and a board member for the hipéexnu’ kíi’u núun wisíix Inc., whose mission is to promote, protect, and revitalize the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) language and cultural ways of life. Althea previously worked for the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and American Indian Higher Education Consortium where she was the Tribal Climate Science Liaison.
We are excited to welcome Althea to the team and look forward to continuing our work safeguarding natural and human communities from the impacts of climate change!