Sandra Turner-Handy, M.S.
Engagement Director, Michigan Environmental Council
A lifelong Detroiter, Sandra Turner-Handy is the mother of six children, 11 grand-children and one great-grandson. Sandra is a graduate of Wayne State University with a bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Leadership Development and is completing a Doctorate of Education in Leadership Development. Sandra has worked in the political arena as a chief of staff for Representative and Senator Hansen Clarke. It is this position that has motivated her to work and engage in the areas of social and environmental justice in the City of Detroit. Sandra has found her niche in engagement of others to raise the quality of life for residents within the city. Sandra is the Engagement director for the MI Environmental Council, where she has worked for the past 12 years. Sandra currently sits on a number of boards and coalitions whose goals are to mitigate environmental impacts, improve Detroiters’ health and improve the built environment through practices and policy changes. Sandra enjoys reading, landscaping, writing, developing youth leaders and working on beautification projects in her community.
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In this session, participants will hear from community leaders and learn how to build community-academic research partnerships and negotiate budgets, intellectual property, and different organizational work styles.
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