HomeIonE AffiliateConnecting changemakers: IonE welcomes class of 2023 Affiliates

Connecting changemakers: IonE welcomes class of 2023 Affiliates

Embodying IonE’s ethos and approach to solving today’s complex environmental challenges through interdisciplinary research and partnerships, our Affiliates Program brings together individuals from various backgrounds and disciplines who are motivated to drive real-world solutions. The diversity of our affiliates enrich and expand the IonE community; they serve as vital catalysts to advance our mission of leading the way towards a future where people and planet prosper together.

This year, we are excited to welcome 30 new Affiliates: 20 Fellows, senior researchers and thought-leaders established in their career, having demonstrated excellence in one or more disciplines related to environmental protection or sustainability; and nine Associates, early-career scholars interested in developing capacity in interdisciplinary engagement with great promise to become recognized for their environmental and sustainability research, and those most likely to affect transformative environmental outcomes. This year we also have one new Visiting Scholar, who expands IonE’s community of environmental research and education from outside the University.

“IonE’s Affiliate Program connects changemakers and professionals of all career stages, fostering collaborative work that has a positive impact in advancing a more just and sustainable future,” says Program Manager for Affiliate Impact Maggie McKenna. “Affiliates are central to the IonE community; are part of changing the ways the university conducts scholarship; and, through collaboration, create tangible impact in the wider world.”

Congratulations to our 2023 IonE Affiliates:

 

IonE Fellows

Colin Agur, Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, UMN–Twin Cities

Sayan Biswas, Mechanical Engineering, UMN–Twin Cities

Chan Lan Chun, Natural Resources Research Institute and Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMN–Duluth

Karen Donohue, Carlson School of Management, UMN–Twin Cities

Ann DuHamel, Division of Humanities, Music, UMN–Morris

Kirsten Fischer, College of Liberal Arts, UMN–Twin Cities

Jennifer Frisch, College of Education and Human Service Professions, UMN–Duluth

Chris “C.W” Johnson, College of Education and Human Service Professions, UMN–Duluth

Rutherford Johnson, Business Department, UMN–Crookston

Daniel Keefe, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, UMN–Twin Cities

Athena Kildegaard, English/Environmental Studies/Honors, UMN–Morris

Dan Larkin, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, UMN–Twin Cities

Yuxin Miao, Precision Agriculture Center/Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, UMN–Twin Cities

Hessam Mirgolbabaei, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMN–Duluth

Karthik Natarajan, Carlson School of Management, UMN–Twin Cities

Crystal Ng, College of Science & Engineering, UMN–Twin Cities

Elizabeth Sumida Huaman, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities

Steve Sternberg, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMN–Duluth

Michael Winikoff, MnDrive Environment, Twin Cities

Wenqing Zhang, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, UMN–Duluth

 

IonE Associates

Alex Bajcz, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, UMN–Twin Cities

Elizabeth Boileau, College of Education and Human Service Professions, UMN–Duluth

Nfamara K. Dampha, Institute on the Environment, UMN–Twin Cities

An Garagiola, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa/College of Liberal Arts, UMN–Twin Cities

Lucas Granholm, Theater Arts, UMN–Morris

Kathryn Haglin, Political Science, UMN–Duluth

Nick Kleese, Center for Climate Literacy, UMN–Twin Cities

Suki Jones Mozenter, College of Education and Human Service Professions, UMN–Duluth

Judy Q. Yang, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, UMN–Twin Cities

 

IonE Visiting Scholar

Vanessa Casado-Pérez, Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, TX

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