Brooke Singer

Brooke is an artist, educator and activist. She is Associate Professor of New Media at Purchase College and a founding member of La Casita Verde, a community garden and living lab in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She initiated Carbon Sponge during her residency at the New York Hall of Science in 2018. You can view her other work at brookesinger.net.

Brooke Singer

Sara Perl Egendorf

Dr. Sara Perl Egendorf received her MS and PhD at CUNY where she developed a multi-scalar systems approach for limiting exposure to lead in soil, particularly by constructing new soils with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation’s Clean Soil Bank. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and Dr. Kao-Kniffin’s lab at the School of Integrative Plant Science. In collaboration with many experts outside of academia, she conducts experiments on the ways urban soils can mitigate climate change, promote food justice, and support movements for Black and Brown liberation.

Sara Perl Egendorf

Katharhy G.

Born and raised between the Andes and the Amazon, Katharhy G. challenged his Indigenous history to pioneer a career in science and academia. He is a plant and soil science researcher interested in agroecosystem health, ethnobiology, rhizosphere interconnectivity, regenerative food production and social ecology. Currently, he is affiliated with CUNY Graduate Center, Advanced Science Research Center, and Lehman College’s Plant Science Lab in New York City.

Marisa Prefer

Marisa Prefer is an educator, artist and herbalist who works to translate knowledge between plants and human communities. Marisa facilitates and collaborates on trans-disciplinary projects rooted in queer and marginal ecologies, de-centering human, colonizer and patriarchal perspectives in favor of calling in the invisible labors of microbes, mycelium, mosses and mice to help reimagine relations to land, ownership and food. Marisa is a Horticulturalist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Maha Deeb

Dr. Maha Deeb received her Master’s in Soil Pedogenises in Syria, worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Damascus and later received her PhD from the University of Paris-Est. She worked as a researcher at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center (2016-2019). She is interested in improving the quality of urban soils and their ecosystem services, intending to ameliorate urban life quality. Dr. Deeb currently lives in Nancy, France, and is a researcher at Université de Lorraine.

 

Maha Deeb