Marylee's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Speedbump

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Baton Rouge, LA

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MARYLEE ORR

Executive Director
Louisiana Environmental Action Network

“Most of us are in this temporary state and trying to do the best we can.”

INTERESTS:

Environment & Nature Non-Profit Organizations

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Choices Fear Inspiration Struggle Success

TAGS:

environmentalist, giving back, hurricane, lyme disease, natural disasters, odd jobs

BIOGRAPHY:

Marylee didn't intend to work for the environment. In fact, her background was quite eclectic: she worked with Head Start, working in real estate, and later owned an art gallery. Her life changed when her son was born with a respiratory illness that makes it incredibly hard for him to breathe. Marylee found inspiration in her son, and wanted to help people who were less prepared to advocate for themselves and the environment around them. She currently works as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network.

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