Area of Focus
As Equity and Community Engagement Manager, Keara fosters equity efforts by coaching and partnering with WRA team members concerning shared principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as building authentic partnerships with diverse communities, individuals, and coalitions who have been disproportionately impacted by climate change.
Keara began her community organizing career as a college student in Texas, going on to work as a Field Manager during the 2018 midterm elections. Over the next few years, Keara worked as a youth mentor and volunteer manager for community and environmental nonprofits. During the 2020 election cycle, she served as a manager with the Sierra Club’s largest grassroots organizing effort in history, running the phonebank team to increase voter turnout across the country. Prior to joining WRA, Keara completed her master’s thesis on feminist mentorship as a tool for sustaining social movements and helping activists avoid burnout.
- Hudler, Keara, et al. “Intersectional Sustainability and Student Activism: a Framework for Achieving Social Sustainability on University Campuses.” Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice, Nov. 2019.
- Hudler, K. “Sustainable Movements Need Sustained Mentoring: How Feminist Mentorship Relationships Maintain Social Justice Movements Through an Ethics of Care.” ProQuest, June 2023.
- B.A. in Environmental Studies from Southwestern University
- M.A. in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University
Favorite thing about the West
I love the diversity of ecosystems in the West, from wide open deserts to pine forests, red rocks, and brushlands. There are so many places to live, love, and explore!