Kellen Marshall

Kellen Marshall

Kellen Marshall is the leading expert in facilitating discussions surrounding urban social and ecological issues. Although a scientist by profession her grassroots perspective guides her research. As a trailblazer within this field she is highly sought after for speaking to students, community groups and organizations. Her areas of focus include: STEM advanced degrees; green businesses; urban air pollution; cultural conservation; urban agriculture; diversity initiatives and natural resource careers; and ecosystem services.

Her passion for connecting ecological and environmental issues to minority communities shows in her work. She is the Director of the Dr. George Washington Carver Research Station at Eden Place Nature Center. She is a former Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow and National Sciences Fellow. Due to a lack of opportunities for engaging diverse communities Kellen supported the creation of the annual URBAANE “Urban Resolutions for Bridging African Americans to Natural Environments” Conference.

Over the past five years Kellen has facilitated workshops and talks for the Society of Wetland Scientists, Chicago State University (TILT), The Nature Conservancy (LEAF), Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Project Exploration, Ecological Society of America (SEEDS), the Student Conservation Association and numerous Chicago Public Schools.

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Speaker Feedback

“Kellen answered all of my questions that I had. I am very impressed with the seminar and thankful for the information that she offered.” – IDNR Intern 2013

“Thanks so much for the beautifully inspiring presentation this morning. You are a terrific role model for the TILT students.” – Professor CSU 2012


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