Before beginning her career at the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Chicago, Anne Fell '07 was involved in the Sierra Student Coalition at Illinois Wesleyan.

Your hometown? Carmel, Indiana
Why Wesleyan? A friend from home who introduced me to the school, a great tour guide on a snowy visit in January 2003, the small campus in a bigger city feel, the personal attention from professors, study abroad programs, and the serendipitous name of a street near campus called “Fell Avenue.”
Your major? French & International Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies.
Favorite professor or class? Excluding many, here’s what comes to mind: Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica (a May Term travel course) with Given Harper and French Senior Seminar with Scott Sheridan.
After Wesleyan? I received my master’s degree from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago in 2008, where I concentrated my studies on international environmental justice.The journey continues, and I feel fortunate to have been blessed by IWU with an enhanced worldview and life-long friends and colleagues.
Biggest thrill or best memory?

President Wilson’s signing of the Talloires Declaration in April 2007. After a year of campaigning the campus and community with great friends in the Sierra Student Coalition, we became a signatory to the “T-Dec,” as we fondly abbreviated it, which commits IWU to a future of environmental sustainability.

For fun? Perusing farmers' markets, hiking, trying new recipes, going to the movies, and traveling whenever and wherever I can.
The best? My college sweetheart, and seeing my other sweetheart, Peyton Manning, lead the Colts to win the 2007 Superbowl.
Favorite book? Recent favorites: Poisonwood Bible and A Year in the Merde
Favorite band? Better – artists I love that remind me of my time at IWU:  Norah Jones (Thanksgiving dinners at Saga), Gavin DeGraw (he came to play a concert during my freshman year), and Rascal Flatts (my roommate from home and I would listen to their albums on our drives to and from campus).
Favorite movie? It’s A Wonderful Life (“To my big brother George, the richest man in town.”  Who doesn’t love that line?)
Favorite quote? At the moment, Erma Bombeck: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.’”

Anne Fell

While in her senior year at Illinois Wesleyan, Anne Fell presented research on Trade Liberalization and Environmental Justice in the Ivorian Cocoa Industry at the John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference.

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