Downeast Diversity 9/21/21: Stories of People and Culture in Maine- From the Mouth of Babes

Producer/Host: Alyne Cistone

-Challenges of growing up as a brown girl in Maine
-How youth can engage and lead their communities in impacting meaningful change
-Sirohi’s personal journey and her many contributions to Racial and Climate Justice

Guest: Sirohi Kumar, A local high school student at Mount Desert Island High School and a Student and Community leader as well.

About the host:
Alyne has two decades experience working in law, government, and the nonprofit sector. As Founder and CEO of Global Tides, she manages the day-to-day operations including Creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction and Leading the development and implementation of the overall organization’s strategy. Given her ability to bridge cultures, she is a sought-after adviser and for almost a decade, has served and continues to serve on the Board of Trustees at College of the Atlantic where she Co-Chairs the Board DEI Taskforce amongst other key roles. She is currently an Advisor for Greenlight Maine and has previously served as an advisor for the Maine Community Foundation Hancock Committee, and the MDI Hospital Women’s Health Center. Alyne has also served as a mentor for the Maine New Leadership and the Mandela-Washington Fellowship programs. Alyne has experience and a background in building strategic partnerships for businesses both nationally and internationally and as reflected in her recent appointment to the MITC Board.

She also serves on the Maine Conservation Voters Board, and volunteers for other numerous organizations across Maine.

Alyne’s work has been featured by TEDx Dirigo, Mainebiz, Maine Women Magazine, Maine Public Broadcasting and others.

She resides on Mount Desert Island with her family.