Hermina Glass-Hill

Land & Water


About Hermina

Belonging is the essence of our interconnected lives on this planet. So, consider in every action you take whether it brings happiness or harm to others and the world. 

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Hermina Glass-Hill is a dynamic climate activist, ocean conservationist, and an outstanding social justice leader who understands the historical impacts of systemic institutional and structural racism in the United States. At Oceana, a global NGO that protects and restores the ocean and marine biodiversity in 36 countries, she is the US field representative for Georgia. At Savannah Presbytery, she is the administrator of the M.K. Pentecost Ecology Fund which assists nonprofit organizations with funding to protect coastal ecosystems in South Carolina and Georgia. In her daily intersectional work on the Georgia Coast, she engages community leaders to share their lived experiences, organize, mobilize, and harness their power to influence policymakers to act on behalf of protecting precious natural resources and We The People - specifically, people in marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian humans) who are typically unseen and their voices are unheard.

Hermina is a long-time environmental justice activist in the American South and South Africa. She believes the urgency of this present moment calls for conscientious, courageous, empathetic and empowered leaders and innovators to demand environmental justice for all people and to create solutions that will transform Planet Earth, our common home, into a place where all people have equal opportunities for life, liberty, and the pursuit of joy and happiness.

About Oceana


Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Their offices around the world work together to win strategic, directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes that will help make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant.