Shorey Myers

Shorey Myers
HEFN Position: 
Steering Committee Member

Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation, has been with the Foundation since 2010.  Shorey's work over the past decade includes a strong focus on global environmental health and justice issues as well as philanthropic support of critical social services. Her current portfolio at JAF includes the Global South + program, a fund dedicated to strengthening the global network of organizations working on environmental health and justice; the European Environment and Health Initiative, which supports the implementation of key chemical regulations in the EU; and the Funders for Fair Trade Foundation, which seeks to promote the voice of civil society in international trade negotiations. 

Shorey held internships at the World Wildlife Fund in Kunming, China, the Environmental Working Group and UCSF's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE), and worked as a researcher at the Institute for Children's Environmental Health and Environmental Health News.  She holds a BA in Psychology from Reed College and a Masters in Public Health, focused on Environmental Health Sciences, from the University of California, Berkeley.

My Grantmaking Focus Is On: 

Environmental Health and Justice, with a focus on chemical policy in the US and EU, grassroots movement building, and international trade policy that supports human health and the environment.

What Drew Me Into HEFN Leadership: 

Opportunities to learn from my fellow grant makers, and to strengthen the connectivity in our diverse body of work.

I See the HEFN Community Making a Difference: 

With serious passion from foundation staff and boards, thoughtful support of policy-oriented science, and dedication to the long arc of justice.

When I'm Not at Work You Might Find Me: 

In the kitchen, cooking something ridiculously complicated, or dancing Argentine tango late into the night.

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