Welcoming the 2021 IonE Affiliates
Over the last year and a half, we have witnessed firsthand the immense challenges of living in a fast-moving, interconnected society. We also realized the potential to create massive positive change when we collaborate on a global scale. Now, as we continue to make progress in the global pandemic, we have an opportunity to extend this sense of purpose to the urgent environmental threats we face – bringing together scientists, advocates, and lawmakers to work together to tackle these challenges.
This year, the Institute on the Environment is proud to announce a new group of leaders joining our affiliate network, coming from a range of disciplines, who bring compassion, dedication, and expertise to their work. IonE is honored to welcome these individuals into the broader IonE community, and nurture the kind of collaboration necessary to solve environmental issues.
We welcome seven Fellows, established in their careers having demonstrated excellence in one or more subject areas related to the environment and sustainability; 10 Associates, early-and mid-career researchers and instructors at the University of Minnesota and other organizations who are building interdisciplinary careers in environmental scholarship; five Educators, faculty and instructional staff who have a special interest in pedagogy and curriculum development; and one Visiting Scholar, a guest to our community who we hope will find mutual benefit as they pursue environmental research and education. Our new affiliates come from the Duluth, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses, as well as The Nature Conservancy, MN350, and Macalester College.
Please join us in welcoming the 2021-2022 IonE Affiliates.
Joseph Bauerkemper, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts UMD, UMN Duluth
Kristen Blann, The Nature Conservancy
Gretchen Hansen, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, UMN Twin Cities
Elise Harrington , Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, UMN Twin Cities
Melissa Maurer-Jones, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMN Duluth
Rachel Olson, Center for Learning Innovation, UMN Rochester
Rylie Pelton, Institute on the Environment, UMN Twin Cities
Heidi Roop, Department of Soil, Water, & Climate, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, UMN Twin Cities
Gillian Tarr, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, UMN Twin Cities
Harsh Vardhan Jain, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMN Duluth
Paul Bates, Department of Biology, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMN Duluth
Teresa Bertossi, Environment, Sustainability, and Geography Program, College of Liberal Arts UMD, UMN Duluth
Elizabeth Sopdie, Rural and Metropolitan Physician Associate Programs, Medical School, UMN Twin Cities
Tiffany Sprague, Natural Resources Research Institute, UMN Duluth
Bula Wayessa, Department of African American and African Studies, College of Liberal Arts, UMN Twin Cities
Abimbola Asojo, College of Design, UMN Twin Cities
Vivian Ferry, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, College of Science & Engineering, UMN Twin Cities
Sam Grant, MN350
Forest Isbell, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences, UMN Twin Cities
Michael Pluimer, Department of Civil Engineering, Advanced Materials Center, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMN Duluth
Sushma Reddy, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, UMN Twin Cities
Virajita Singh, College of Design and Office for Equity & Diversity, UMN Twin Cities
IonE Visiting Scholar
William Moseley, Department of Geography, Macalester College
Isa Guitian is a Communications Assistant and a recent graduate of the UMN / Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.