About The Speaker

Evan Parker

Evan was born and raised in sunny South Florida, and received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Central Florida. After completing his undergraduate degree, he served two terms with AmeriCorps Project Conserve doing water quality work in Hendersonville, NC. Within just a few months of living in western North Carolina, Evan developed a strong connection to the region, and decided to make it his home. Evan is currently the Executive Assistant at Conserving Carolina, a land trust in Hendersonville, NC. In addition, Evan recently completed his M.S. in Sustainability Studies from Lenoir-Rhyne University. His master’s thesis explored the intersections between veganism and sustainability. His primary goal in life is to cultivate a sustainable society, from the local to the international level. In addition to being concerned about environmental issues, he is passionate about social justice and animal rights, viewing these as essential pieces of the sustainability puzzle.