Our Team



Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator

Dr. Dorceta Taylor is a distinguished professor at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). She oversees the programming and strategic development for the Environmental Fellows program at the University of Michigan. She authored the most comprehensive report on diversity in the mainstream environmental movement, “Diversity in the Environmental Institutions: Mainstream NGOS, Foundations & Government Agencies,” commissioned by Green 2.0, which called for programs like DDCSP to diversify the conservation workforce. She is also the author of three books focused on environmental history and environmental justice.


Program Staff

Dr. M’Lis Bartlett, Program Manager

M’Lis Bartlett, Ph.D., manages the Environmental Fellows Program at the University of Michigan. With over 25 years of experience as an urban environmental educator, activist, artist, and researcher in communities including New York City, Detroit, and Flint, Michigan, she is dedicated to building supportive and ethical partnerships between communities and institutions. Her research interests include participatory design, environmental education, environmental justice and community based participatory research. She was formerly the director of the Friends of the High School for Environmental Studies, NYC, where she ran a city-wide environmental internship program for teens and provided professional development for teachers working to integrate environmental issues into the curriculum.


Victoria Loong, Program Coordinator

Victoria Loong is the program coordinator for the Environmental Fellows Program. She graduated in 2018 from the University of Michigan with master’s degrees in both public policy and higher education administration. She previously served as the Founding Director for the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center at Purdue University in 2015. She pursued her passions in the environmental field as a 2018 Fellow for the Environmental Fellows Program and now happily combines her love for the environment and supporting underrepresented students in higher education coordinating the program.

For inquiries regarding the Environmental Fellows Program please call: 734-615-2602 or email: seas-efpoffice@umich.edu.

Related Staff

Ember McCoy   

Ember is the Alumni Relations Coordinator for both the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at U of M and the Environmental Fellows Program. She is also the organizer of the New Horizons in Conservation Conference.

Sonia Joshi

Sonia is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager for the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. She provides Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training to the Fellows and Mentors.