In this piece, the Trust for Conservation Innovation honors Dr. Beverly Wright. Wright is a professor of Sociology and the founding director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ). The center is an innovative community/university partnership that works to mitigate environmental and health inequities suffered primarily by people of color in the Lower Mississippi River Industrial Corridor. This region is often called “Cancer Alley” due to the high level of industrial pollution in the area. Wright also received the EPA’s Environmental Justice award for her work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Photo credit: Trust for Conservation Innovation