About Me

Welcome to my world! I’m a practicing intersectional environmentalist studying to become a city planner. I’m passionate about pursuing climate justice, with an emphasis on gender-inclusive community and design. My preferred pronouns are she/her.

I am a graduate student at The Ohio State University, where I will earn a Master of City and Regional Planning degree by May 2022. I hold a Bachelor of Specialized Studies (May 2018) in “Feminist Political Ecology,” a minor in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, and a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate from Ohio University.

Aligning my professional work experiences with my personal values has always been incredibly important to me. I enjoy celebrating life through dance and outdoor adventures of all kinds, grounding myself with writing, and staying connected with my family and friends.

I have been very candid throughout my professional and personal discovery process on my blog ‘Body Mind Bella.‘ I share my words, thoughts, and emotions not only as a way to overcome my own fears but as a way to share stories with you, my readers. I have always been a storyteller at heart.

Come join me, as I continue to share this story at the human-environment intersection, and channel participatory action as the foundation that connects our communities.

Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s create a more climate-just world for the future, shall we?


Professional headshots for Bethany Bella in Gahanna, Ohio on Saturday August 31, 2019. [Maddie Schroeder]