Membership in the BlackOak network is designed for Black students, professionals, and advocates looking to grow their careers in environmental spaces.
Strategic PartnershipsMiles’ LinkedIn
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Miles Braxton is a solar energy professional with experience in business development, finance, and risk management.
Business AdministrationKiera’s LinkedIn
A native of the Chesapeake Bay, Kiera is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of BlackOak Collective and an MBA candidate and Keller Scholar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Communications and OutreachWes’ LinkedIn
Hailing from Fredericksburg, Virginia, Wes Gobar is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of the Environment. He is also a co-founder of Evergreen Action and currently sits on their Advisory Board after previously serving as Coalitions Lead.
Membership DirectorSarah’s LinkedIn
Sarah Nesbit has a passion for advancing social annd community impact. A creative at heart and a lover of the beach, she was driven to work in the environmental world after experiencing the devastating effects of natural disasters to the home of her Gullah-Geechee grandparents on the coast of SC - where she spent her childhood summers.
Digital DirectorKelce's LinkedIn
Apart of a military family, Kelcey Williams was raised in Northern Virginia when her father was stationed at the Pentagon. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she pursued her engineering degree focused in systems engineering and global sustainability.