Meet the Panelists


Dr. Tyler McCreary is a geography professor at Florida State University where he teaches courses on environmental justice and the geography of water resources. His research examines how settler colonialism and racial capitalism inflect processes of environmental, labour, and community governance in North America. His research has analyzed themes such as how North American environmental governance processes address Black and Indigenous community concerns; the differential impacts of sociotechnical transitions in North American labour markets; and how urban and regional governance processes relate to the historic marginalization of Indigenous and Black families living in towns and cities.


Veronica Morejon is an Our Climate Florida fellow and current student at St. Petersburg College studying computer and marine science. She has worked with multiple non-profit organizations around Florida including Uprising Florida, Coral Restoration Foundation, Debris Free Oceans, and more. She is also the director of her own clean-up organization: Breach the Surface. Veronica has served as the Tampa Community Organizer for Our Climate’s Manatee Mosaic project and is passionate about using art for accessible climate activism.


Salome Garcia is the Policy and Campaigns Manager with the CLEO Institute and a board member of Sustainable Tallahassee. Salome Garcia is a lifelong environmental justice advocate and is currently a law student at Florida State University College of Law.