Shonali Palacios

Community Outreach Associate

Shonali Palacios

Shonali Palacios
Community Outreach Associate for the Midwest, EPA Region 7

Shonali Palacios serves as a Community Outreach Associate with our pro bono capacity-building technical assistance program. Focusing on EPA Region 7, Shonali seeks to create and foster meaningful connections between community organizations in the midwestern region, experienced EPA alumni, and other allies in order to provide local organizers with vital resources for community projects.

Shonali is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she studied Environmental Analysis and English. Prior to working at EPN, Shonali interned at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and served in multiple teaching assistant roles for the Washington University Department of Environmental Studies. She is passionate about environmental protection from a humanitarian standpoint, and a firm believer in the ability of conservation to improve human lives.

Shonali is a proud DC native, and has become an unofficial tourism spokesperson for the Midwest since her move to the region at 18. She now resides in St. Louis, MO.
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