Marena Brinkhurst

Project Manager, Land rights professional, and Mapper in San Francisco, California

Marena Brinkhurst

Project Manager, Land rights professional, and Mapper in San Francisco, California

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I am a planner, designer, and manager with experience in mapping, natural resource management, legal empowerment, community-driven development, and collective action organizing.

My mission is to link the people who fight for social, economic, and ecological justice with the tools, knowledge, and relationships that will lead them to victory. I am inspired by the bravery and creativity that I have seen from individuals and communities as they organize and design solutions to overcome injustice and crisis. I am driven by the momentum of what we have accomplished, and the recognition of how much more there is to do.

My fascination with land issues was sparked studying indigenous land rights and land management in India and with First Nations communities in Canada.

I am the Program Manager for the Community Team at Mapbox, where I cultivate and support projects and partnerships that leverage the power of mapping for social and environmental impact. Previously, I worked with the Community Land Protection Program at Namati, a non-profit organization dedicated to legal empowerment.

I am interested in connecting with others in fields of mapping and geospatial tools, land policy, land rights, land management, Indigenous and community lands, and participatory mapping.

  • #planning
  • #indigenous
  • #mapping
  • #landrights
  • #advocacy
  • Work
    • Mapbox
  • Education
    • Master's in Resource and Environmental Management (Planning), SFU