Jen Soriano is a Pinay writer and communications strategist originally from Chicago. She is a leader in the field of progressive communications, with 20 years of experience building the persuasive power of social justice groups across the country. Through her consultancy Lionswrite Communications, Jen has strengthened dozens of the most impactful environmental, immigrant rights, racial justice and workers’ rights organizations at the local, national and international levels. In 2002, Jen co-founded the Center for Media Justice in Oakland, Calif., along with CMJ’s executive director, Malkia Cyril. In 2011, Jen joined the RoadMap Consulting Network as its strategic communications coordinator. In this role, Jen helped design and launch RoadMap’s Weathering the Storms crisis preparedness and response project. Jen is also an award-winning essayist who shares her writing at jensoriano.net and on Twitter @lionswrite and Instagram @jensorianowrites.
For 27 years, Cook Inletkeeper has worked to protect Alaska’s waterways and the life and people that they sustain. According