Eva Blake (she/nâkum), Managing Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, is an enrolled member of the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation. As the daughter of a traditional chief and environmental activist, Eva has participated in social justice and community organizing all her life. Prior to joining Grassroots International, Eva served as the Philanthropic Relations Manager for the Indigenous Environmental Network. Earlier, she served as the Senior Director and founder of YouthBuild USA’s Green Initiative, where she created opportunities for thousands of youth to build healthy green homes, pursue careers in weatherization, and develop environmental leadership skills. Eva is the current Treasurer of the Wampanoag Nation’s Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, an advisor of the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, and founding advisory committee member of Native Voices Rising. She received her degree in Community Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz with a concentration in environmental justice in Indian Country. She lives in her traditional homelands on the South Coast of Massachusetts.