Shannan Lenke Stoll wrote this article for Why Science Can’t Be Silent, the Spring 2017 issue of YES! Magazine. Shannan is a freelance editor and writer living in Oregon. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Studies and her work focuses on environmental justice and science. In the past, she has worked as a natural resource planner and researched at the intersection of environmental justice, science, and policy.
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