Rickie is an interdisciplinary professional with expertise in the environmental and communications fields. His fellowship work at the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity expanded outreach and messaging for the OutsideIn climate change and health communications campaign, alongside other capacity-building activities with local health departments. Before his time at Circlepoint, Rickie seized the opportunity to widen his environmental knowledge and world outlook by pursuing a masters in Global Change Ecology from the University of Bayreuth in Germany. This experience offered unique opportunities for attending international environmental policymaking conferences and for further developing his leadership skills. Rickie enjoys analyzing the connections and contradictions among various socio-economic and environmental issues as well as informing the public about the ways that they can help further the aims of sustainability His calm and collected communication style is effective in giving presentations to both professional and lay audiences.