Charmayne J. Planter
Sarah Lawrence College
Charmayne is a rising senior at Sarah Lawrence College studying environmental studies and geography. In her academics, she has pursued independent research opportunities with a focus on conservation efforts in rural coastal communities and indigenous landscapes. In her research, she has incorporated perspectives from her own Gullah-Geechee ancestry and engaged with other Western Indigenous communities in the U.S. Her academic and personal experiences have led her to focus in on the intersectionality between the environment and economy, which she has been able to broadcast through the support from National Geographic, the Nature Conservancy, and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. In her free time, Charmayne enjoys exploring natural areas through photography and filmmaking.