We are proud to announce that Rob Nathan, our Director of Digital Engagement, was selected as an Outstanding Young Professional for The Intertwine Alliance’s 2016 Force of Nature Awards! The awards were presented during a ceremony on October 18th where Rob offered a speech. The Intertwine Alliance is a coalition of 150+ public, private and nonprofit organizations working to integrate nature more deeply into the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region.
“There is no way that I could be engaged so deeply in this community if I didn’t have the support needed from NWEI and our staff. I am honored to work somewhere that understands the interconnection between racial equity, justice, and our environment, and an organization that has consistently supported my leadership development,” said Rob upon receiving news of the award.
Rob advances NWEI’s mission by leveraging digital technology to foster transformational learning and behavior change. He manages NWEI’s consistently growing EcoChallenge, which kicked off on October 14th with over 7,800 participants. Rob holds a master’s degree in Leadership for Sustainability Education from Portland State University and an undergraduate degree from Prescott College. He sits on the Emerging Leaders Board for Oregon Environmental Council, is a 2042 Leadership Fellow with the Center for Diversity and the Environment, and is a chairperson for Portland’s local chapter of Environmental Professionals of Color. He also volunteers for Portland African American Leadership Forum, recently helping to organize a community forum on affordable housing.
The NWEI team couldn’t agree more that Rob is an amazing Force of Nature – and we are honored to have him as part of the NWEI community!