Reilly Thomas is the Research Team Lead at Regenerative Rising and is passionate about removing barriers to knowledge.
Reilly was introduced to the Regenerative Movement at the dinner table when her mother suggested her family try out a plant-based diet. From there, she dove head first into the literature about plant-based diets, agriculture, and its links to climate change. In college, Reilly studied Environmental Sociology at Colorado State University, where she focused on environmental justice movements and food systems. It was here that she was introduced to the Regenerative Movement through reading Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass for class.
It wasn’t until her first internship out of college that she discovered her love for writing when interning for a Denver-based start-up. While this love started off with long-form pieces, the accessibility of social media drew Reilly’s attention to Regenerative Rising, where she became a Social Content Intern, and later, the organization’s Content Coordinator. After working with a number of non-profit organizations, start-ups and consulting firms, Reilly has returned to Regenerative Rising to collaborate with Seleyn and Erica on the organization’s social media content and upcoming projects.
Outside of work, Reilly enjoys spending time reading, crocheting, knitting, cross stitching, long walks around their local park, and connecting with friends and family. Reilly currently resides in Denver, Colorado where she was born and raised.