Joe is a senior Environmental Studies major with a concentration in International Sustainability and a minor in Anthropology. Studying abroad in New Zealand his sophomore year, and traveling to Costa Rica with a Tropical Ecology May term course helped him gain a better worldview of sustainability in other countries. Among his many activities, Joe is on the IWU cross-country team and serves as student senate liaison for Sierra Student Coalition. He has interned at Sugar Grove Nature Center as and environmental educator, and has also worked summers at a canoe outfitter in federally protected a federally protected wilderness area in the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota. After graduation, Joe has plans to work with the Peace Corps or in one of the various regulatory agencies.
Megan a senior Environmental Studies major with General Studies concentration. Megan has worked on campus for several committees, including the IWU branch of the national Taking Back the Tap initiative and currently serves as co-president of the Sierra Student Coalition. She has also worked as a Sustainability Educator and as a member of the recycling education committee, within the GREENetwork. Megan studied abroad in Fall 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark and was part of the Sustainability Task Force, assigned to encourage sustainability within the Danish Institute of Study Abroad. Megan is particularly interested in environmental education and nature writing and has volunteered with the Multnomah County Outdoor School program in her hometown, Portland, Oregon.
Danny is a senior Environmental Studies (Policy and Sustainability) and Hispanic Studies double major. He currently co-chairs GreeNetwork. His past experiences include working on print conservation on campus, studying abroad in Barcelona, creating a drought contingency plan for State Farm Insurance, and promoting business recycling in the Bloomington-Normal community, and serving as the ES student assistant. As part of his Weir Fellowship, Danny is heavily involved in the creation of the new IWU Peace Garden, which will be active this summer of 2012. He also serves as the Awareness Commissioner for Student Senate, where he has sought to make sustainability a key focus for this campus. After graduation, Danny hopes to serve the community through environmental education, whether it is through Americorps, Teach for America, or a study abroad opportunity. And after that? He hopes to attend law school to become an environmental lawyer.
Liz is a senior Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Politics and Policy. While studying abroad in Australia in a program called “Sustainability and Environmental Action,” she conducted research to explore cohousing and its potential as a sustainable way of living and developing. She has also worked as a planning intern in her hometown to create the “Sustain Des Plaines Awards” and has interned with the Student Conservation Association and with the Sugar Grove Nature Center as an Environmental Educator. On campus she is a Sustainability Educator and is currently co-president of the Sierra Student Coalition.
Jenny is a senior Environmental Studies major with a General Studies concentration. While studying abroad in Tanzania, Africa with a program entitled "Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology" she got the opportunity to conduct field studies in a variety of ecosystems and study various political, economic, and social factors in a Sub-Saharan African context. She has been an Immersion fellow in Chicago with Foresight Design Initiative. She is currently an intern locally with the Ecology Action Center and the Sugar Grove Nature Center. On campus she is the GREENetwork liaison for the Student Sierra Coalition. If you have any questions about this major or some of the environmental programs on campus, feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
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