Founder and Principal | (he/him)
Daniel Lim is a queer social change maker of Chinese descent who was born in Myanmar and raised in an immigrant, working-class family in the unceded territory of the Canarsie-Lenape people in present day Brooklyn, New York. These identities and the respective positions of privilege and oppression that he occupies in his life shape his work as founder and principal of Daniel Lim Consulting, a social justice consulting, facilitation, and training firm that partners with organizations and communities to build regenerative and liberatory cultures. His practice is strongly rooted in the wisdom of living systems, teachings of Black- and indigenous-led liberation and sovereignty movements, and draws on the somatic healing and liberatory practices of his Chinese-indigenous heritage. Daniel’s biggest passion is to achieve collective liberation for all our relations and repair humanity’s relationship to the land and our more-than-human kin. He studied ecology, ecological design and community development at the University of Vermont (B.S. Natural Resources, McNair Scholar), and community-based planning, environmental justice, and disaster planning at Pratt Institute (M.S. City and Regional Planning). Daniel writes on Medium.
Associate Consultant | (she/her)
Sonya Buglion-Gluck is a white settler born and raised on Abenaki land in rural Vermont. Her passion for environmental justice and diversity, equity and inclusion work grew out of her love for learning and reciprocity. Sonya studied power and privilege in environmental education at the University of Vermont (B.S. Natural Resources). Her senior thesis explored undergraduate students’ experiences with racism in the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources to catalyze further inquiry and identify avenues for improving the school’s racial climate. Following graduation, Sonya worked as a Program Coordinator for the Wellness Environment at the University of Vermont, where she managed a mentoring program and planned events for students living on campus. Sonya is also the Founder and Executive Director of a small summer camp called Water Wanderings, whose mission is to empower young people through inclusive community building, outdoor adventure, and environmental education that nourishes resilience and integrity. In all her endeavors, multiplicity inspires Sonya to risk for deep learning.