Nellie grew up on Munsee Lenape land in the Hudson Valley of New York, where her environmentalist father instilled her with a love of grassroots advocacy and ecojustice. In her teens, Nellie's own interest in the intersection between environmental integrity and mental health bloomed as she volunteered for the Hudson Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance, in addition to serving as an arts and science educator for children experiencing homelessness in the New York City area. Nellie completed her BA in Psychology at Geneseo University, a MSc in War & Psychiatry at King's College London, and her MSW at Simmons University; often researching how climate change poses an existential threat to individual psychological fitness and national integrity in fragile states. Now, Nellie is profoundly grateful to live on Lingít Aaní in Sitka working as a Behavioral Health Clinician providing Psychiatric Emergency Services through Sitka Counseling. In her work, Nellie frequently integrates place-based healing into clinical services and is both invested in and indebted to the lands and waters of Southeast Alaska. For this debt, and for the love of empowering communities, SCS staff, and her fellow board members to take effective, ethical action for the environment, Nellie joined the SCS Board in 2021.