Speaker Bio

Shavonne Smith

Environmental Director

Native Tribal Nations Lead on Environmental Stewardship

Shavonne Smith is a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and serves as the Environmental Director. She has worked for the tribe for over 13 years. She began in the tribe’s aquaculture program and went on to develop the Shinnecock Environmental Department. As the Director, she has helped lead the tribe’s ongoing resiliency efforts. She and her staff are recipients of an EPA Region 2 Environmental Champion Award for their work. Over the years, she has formed many partnerships with local groups, government agencies, and sister tribes that have provided a strong support and resource network to aid in the large task at hand. She embraces working with the next generation and learning from their perspectives and new skills.

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