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Tye Tavaras

Tye Tavaras is the Greening Youth Foundation International Conservation Fellow at the Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI). She brings years of experience in global strategy, human rights, and international education to CLI’s Global Climate Strategies team. 

Prior to this fellowship, Tye worked in higher education and nonprofits, including at Emory University, Louisiana State University, The Carter Center, and the American Councils for International Education. While studying in the MENA region, she was also a contributing writer for Mic and Ramel Media. She was published in 2015 as a co-author of the article, “Indiscriminate Power: Racial Profiling and Surveillance since 9/11” in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change

Tye earned her BA in international studies from Emory University, her MA in international human rights law from The American University of Cairo, and her JM from Emory University School of Law. She has lived across the Southeast U.S. as well as abroad. Tye is passionate about music, wine, and forests; and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards.