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Myrah Rafiah Beverly

Program Assistant

myrah is the daughter of a Singaporean mother and an African-American father and grew up in a Hispanic neighborhood in the Chicago suburbs. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics and double minors in Korean and Spanish. In college, myrah researched abroad in Belize, the United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore. For two years, she was a research assistant for the Mekong Culture WELL Project, an interdisciplinary research and education effort that aims to better understand the effects of political volatility, development, and climate change on the Lower Mekong River Basin in Cambodia. She is a RAY Diversity in Conservation Fellow at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she supports the U.S. Conservation team. As a Program Assistant, she engages with multiple campaigns across the West with Indigenous communities to protect natural and cultural resources through the land management planning processes of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

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