Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish and Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish
Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish ’00 is the Energy & Climate Justice Manager at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Environmental Center. There, she works to illuminate the connections between sustainability and social justice while working with students and partners to reduce the university’s climate footprint through innovative projects, programs and events. She is a former US State Department BoldFood fellow and a former Center for Progressive Leadership fellow. Michelle is a multi-ethnic writer and poet, student and teacher of ecological and permaculture design, wife, and mother of three.
Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish, MA ’00 is a family man deep in the mysteries and magic of marriage and fatherhood. An instructor in Interdisciplinary Studies at Naropa University he teaches core courses in diversity and social identity, contemplative practice, community engagement and environmental justice. Ramon is a dedicated student of Melissa Michaels and a leader in the Surfing the Creative International Youth Leadership Camp, a movement-based rites of passage experience. He also serves on the stewardship Council of Youth Passageway which seeks to unite local and international rites of passage practitioners, wilderness guides and youth mentors to integrate services, create a clearing house for best practices, and help awaken mainstream educators to the elemental language of ritual.
During their residency, Ramon and Michelle gave a public lecture entitled “One Eye In, One Eye Out”, conducted a workshop in the course Theatre/Dance course “The Body in Motion”, visited the Anthropology class “The Language of Racism”, and collaborated with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College to host a workshop for students.