Shy Richardson & Karina Yager

Shy Richardson is a writer, performer, youth advocate, and hip hop head from New York City (before it turned into a bike lane). She believes wholeheartedly in the transformative nature of the arts, and hopes to create work that explores Black and Brown folks and the spaces we inhabit, create, and break free of.

Karina Yager specializes in interdisciplinary research aimed at monitoring the impacts of climate change in mountain regions, while also understanding the human dimensions of unprecedented socio-ecological change on Earth. Yager’s research combines remote sensing analysis with alpine vegetation studies and ethnographic fieldwork with Indigenous Andean pastoralists. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in New York.