Pandora Thomas is a teacher, writer, designer, and speaker. She is cofounder of Earthseed Consulting LLC, a holistic consulting firm whose work expands the opportunities for sustainable living for diverse communities.
A passionate, multilingual global citizen, Thomas has lived in over a dozen countries and worked across cultures. She speaks on a variety of topics, including diversity, social justice, youth and women's leadership, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability, and was a speaker at TEDx Denver and TEDx San Francisco.
She is author of a children’s book and various curricula, including Shades of Green, a manual for teaching green building to youth.
Pandora Thomas has created and taught hands-on programs in permaculture design, sustainability, and outdoor and environmental education to a diverse range of audiences, including Iraqi and Indonesian youth and men serving in San Quentin State Prison.
She is cofounder of the Black Permaculture Network and director of Pathways to Resilience, a permaculture and social entrepreneur training program that worked with men and women returning home after incarceration. She is also a coalition member of the Toyota Green Initiative, which supports African Americans in understanding the benefits of adopting sustainable lifestyles.
Thomas studied at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs, Teachers College, and Tufts University and has been awarded a number of internships and fellowships at places like Columbia University, Green For All, the Bronx Zoo and the Applied Research Center.