Avery Weinman (she/her) is an organizer, historian, and nature enthusiast based in Los Angeles, California who believes that commitment to environmental justice is inseparable to justice writ-large. She earned her BA in History and Jewish Studies from The University of California, Santa Cruz, her Masters in History from The University of California, Los Angeles, and currently works as the Academic and Research Programs Coordinator at the UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Avery has published original historical scholarship in American Jewish History, hosted podcasts in Jewish History and Environmental Studies for the New Books Network, and hosts the Environmentalist Book Club for the Sierra Club in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she can be found playing guitar in her jam band, immersed in a novel, or outside enjoying nature. She is an enthusiastic birder, and her favorite bird is the humble yet striking Black Phoebe, a common backyard bird that reminds us of the delights we might see if we simply pause to look.