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Susan E. Pacheco M.D.
Associate Professor @The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston
Dr. Pacheco’s area of expertise is in climate change and how children are impacted by the climate crisis. As part of her activities she has worked in the AAP’s executive committee of the Council on Environmental Health and co-authored the AAP’s 2015 policy statement about climate change and children’s health. Dr. Pacheco served as child advocate and expert witness in the constitutional climate lawsuit, “Julianna vs the US”, and more recently in the statement of the Earth Guardians and Our Children’s Trust in the matter of changes to the rules and regulations of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission of the state of Colorado. She earned her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico Medical School in San Juan, and completed her pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology and a Clinical Laboratory Immunology fellowship, both at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Aaron Lehr
Senior @University of Vermont
Mr. Lehr is a senior environmental studies student at the University of Vermont with a personal interest in sustainability. During his sophomore year he was a sustainability intern with Maine non-profit, Manomet, where he worked with small businesses to better understand sustainability and how it relates businesses and organizations at that scale. Last spring, he studied in Costa Rica with a focus on sustainability and climate change mitigation. Despite finishing schooling in May 2021, Mr. Lehr and his peers continue to grow fearful as well as optimistic as the generation(s) that are going to deal with the brunt of the climate impacts that began centuries ago. After graduation, Mr. Lehr plans on working at a psychiatric hospital in New York where he wants to explore the intersection of environmental studies and psychiatric care/hospital upkeep.