Nature and Health Wins is a new annual award that recommends individuals, communities, and organizations to receive an award for demonstrating a commitment to anti-racism, equity, nature, and health.

2020 Winners: Angela Hughes and Marisol Morales

This year Nature and Health selected “Coping with Quarantine: Respiratory Therapist’s COVID Experience.” Marisol Morales produced the film that is centered on Angela Hughes’ resilience during this time.

Angela Hughs and Marisol Morales' photos over a photo of a nature rich pathway with the words Nature and Health Wins Autumn 2020.

Angela Hughes is currently employed at a local hospital as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and received her degree at Seattle Central College. She believes in traditional medicines and healing modalities and believes they should be incorporated within westernized medicine.

Marisol Morales is the Outreach Manager at EarthCorps. She previously worked as a Communications and Development Coordinator at Latino Community Fund. She has over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector and is excited to apply her skills learned in the Digital Technology and Cultures Degree program at Seattle University to her work in the community. She is currently a part-time graduate student pursuing a Master of Communication in Digital Media degree at the University of Washington. In her spare time, she serves as a board member for EchoX, a cross-community and cross-generational initiative, leveraging the power and ubiquity of the internet and social media to amplify our region’s ethnic communities’ voices.

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