Young Professional River Defenders

The Young Professional River Defenders of the Alabama Rivers Alliance fosters a productive space for professional development and nonprofit board and leadership training for professionals early in their careers of environmentalism, advocacy, organizing and more.

The YP River Defenders are facilitated by Dawn Lee, ARA Board Member and former Junior Board Co-Chair, and Victoria Miller, Director of Advocacy Research.



As part of Alabama Water Rally planning for ARA’s 20th anniversary celebration, we reached out to professionals who are early in their careers and interested in water protection. We charged them with developing a plenary at Water Rally diving in to the future of environmental protection in Alabama. The energy was palpable as they shared their vision for the future of our state and their role in defending rivers for the years to come. Our Junior Board was born from these early conversations and we are thrilled to have them help shape the future of the Alabama Rivers Alliance. 

Interested in becoming a part? Fill out this form and we will be in touch!


Click here to meet the YPRD.