Blanca Begert is a 2021 Master of Environmental Science graduate from the Yale School of the Environment. As a researcher, writer, and multimedia producer, she focuses on forest management and policy, Indigenous land rights, environmental conflict, climate change, and environmental justice issues in the US and Latin America. Most recently, Blanca worked with the Center for International Forestry Research’s Equity, Gender, Justice and Tenure Team, researching the representation of local priorities in the management of a protected area in Peruvian Amazonia. Previously, she was a photographer and video producer at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and a video producer with Essence Magazine. Blanca grew up in Miami, FL, and holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University.