Posted January 14, 2013
Major(s)/Minor: Environmental Studies and Spanish
Hometown: Redmond, WA
Leadership on campus: I am on the rowing team and am the student composting coordinator.
Environmental Mission: To promote an efficient, sustainable food system on every level.
How have you been involved in sustainability efforts on campus? I am currently working to revive composting within the 8 college social houses and eventually in the freshmen dorms and in other campus housing at Bowdoin. I am also a member of Green Bowdoin Alliance.
What course or professor helped you to connect with sustainability on campus? The only environmental studies course I’ve been able to take so far was ES 101. Taught by three professors, I really gained a whole new perspective on the complexities of addressing environmental issues scientifically, politically, and ethically. We learned about local topics like the lobster industry and river pollution. It really makes me want to dive deeper into the discussion.
What is your favorite natural hideaway on campus? The side trails in the Commons are a great, quiet place to escape for a bit.
How many of the “50 Sustainable Things to do Before Graduation” can you check off? More than I expected! A few of my favorites have been watching the climate change documentary “Chasing Ice” at the Frontier Café movie theater and going on a moonlight hike at the Coastal Studies Center.