Michelle Garvey

Michelle Garvey

Teaching and Education Workshop

An interdisciplinary scholar-activist, Michelle Garvey will participate in the Teaching and Education Workshop of Summit Session 2 on October 9, at 10:45am central time.

Michelle Garvey’s Biography

Dr. Michelle Garvey (she/her/hers) is the Environmental Sustainability Program Director at the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA).

An interdisciplinary scholar-activist, she specializes in environmental justice (EJ) theory, history, and activism. Incorporating its interconnected fields—climate justice, food justice, reproductive justice, and queer ecology among them—Michelle educates through community-engaged projects that channel student scholarship into the EJ movement. She has collaborated with several EJ partners, including Tamales y Bicicletas, Project Sweetie Pie, The Women’s Environmental Institute, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Mashkiikii Gitigan Urban Farm, Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy, Urban Roots, and MN State Congresspeople.

Garvey also mentors the University of Minnesota student group Voices for Environmental Justice, and as an Institute on the Environment Educator, works across UMN colleges to promote EJ research and community partnerships.