Ecologist and justice advocate Dr. Micaela E. Martinez is the Director of Environmental Health at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, responsible for advancing the organization’s efforts to improve environmental health in communities of color and low-income communities by promoting public health awareness, education, coalition-building, and advocacy. She earned her Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolution and previously served as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Emory University. Her research has focused on infectious disease ecology, social justice, climate change, maternal and infant health, and environmental impacts on health. Dr. Martinez is currently leading WE ACT’s Beauty Inside Out campaign, which seeks to remove toxic chemicals from beauty products, particularly products that enforce Eurocentric beauty standards and are marketed toward women of color. Request engagement here.