Our 2018-19 Planet Forward Correspondents

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 team of Planet Forward Correspondents! Read below to learn more about the exceptional team of students selected, and be sure to click through to see their full profiles:

  • Emily Arnold, Georgetown University, is a junior at studying English, environmental studies, and entrepreneurship.
  • Evan Barnard, University of Georgia, is a junior studying ecology and sustainability.
  • Deepti Bansal Gage, The George Washington University Law School, is entering her second year and planning to focus on courses related to environmental and property law.
  • Marina Battle Rullo, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, is a senior majoring in environmental studies and minoring in native people & the environment.
  • Colin Boyle, Northwestern University, is a junior studying journalism and Spanish language.
  • Vicki Deng, Reed College (Portland), is a junior studying biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Ashley Gallagher, The George Washington University, is a senior majoring in journalism and mass communications and minoring in sustainability.
  • Molly Glick, Northwestern University, is a junior studying journalism and environmental policy.
  • Emily Hammermeister, Loyola University Chicago, is a senior majoring in environmental science and minoring in studio art.
  • Michala L. Hendrick, SUNY-Plattsburgh, is studying environmental science, economics and sustainability.
  • Cassandra Hobar, Eckerd College, is a senior psychology and environmental studies double major, with a management minor.
  • Reed Hutton, Middlebury College, is a senior studying environmental policy.
  • Peter Jurich, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a second-year Master's student in the Department of Life Sciences Communication.
  • Kíra Lancz, Kenyon College (Ohio), is a sophomore majoring in environmental studies and studio art.
  • Nate Mach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a senior studying applied economics and life sciences communication.
  • Vanessa Moss, Sewanee: The University of the South, is a junior pursuing a B.S. in ecology and biodiversity, with a minor in French and a creative writing certificate in nonfiction.
  • Justin Rex, Texas Tech University, is a graduate student seeking an M.A. in mass communication, and holds a B.A. in electronic media and communication.
  • Colton Stevens, Northeastern University, is a junior studying finance, environmental studies, and photojournalism.
  • Emily Vidovich, George Washington University, is a senior studying art history, journalism, and sustainability. 
  • James Wooldridge, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a senior studying photojournalism.

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Overflowing dumpsters

Here's an unpopular, but environmentally friendly habit that can prevent food waste and reduce the amount of waste that heads to the landfill: Dumpster diving. And, surprise! You might also make some money doing it. (Photos by Peter Jurich/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
My partner and I have been dumpster diving for a little over a year now. It sounds gross — and it certainly can be — but we've found mostly benefits to this uncommon practice.
Mark Lichtenstein on a boat in Brazil

Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is shown here while exploring the Amazon river outside Manaus, Brazil, with Planet Forward in June 2017 for our Storyfest storytelling expedition. (Hannah Dale/Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry sustainability expert Mark Lichtenstein discusses the social equity aspect of sustainability, which is often overlooked when discussing environmentalism.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Plattsburgh
Marine group works with ports to provide cleaner air and waterways through voluntary environmental certification program, offering economic and community benefits.
Alaska mountain landscape with glacier in foreground

We will need innovative thinking to keep beautiful glaciers like this one around. (Ashley Gallagher/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
A team of engineers have big plans to prevent the collapse of the world's ice sheets — and it could be the largest civil engineering project ever attempted.
View from shore of ocean and sky

The new California law will protect the plethora of life beneath the ocean's surface. (Emily Vidovich/George Washington University)

George Washington University
By no longer allowing California's swordfish fishery to use driftnets, the state has prioritized the creation of an environmentally sound industry and stood up against outdated, harmful practices.

(Photos by Colton Stevens/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
In a fight that extends from a small, native Alaskan village all the way to Washington, short-term economic benefits clash with long-term environmental responsibility.

(Ben_Kerckx/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Correspondent | GW Law School
People choose not to compost for a variety of reasons, however we have tried to rebut all the major arguments against composting to show you how easy and impactful composting is.
EPA Washington DC

The Environmental Protection Agency has been running under Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, formerly the deputy administrator, since Scott Pruitt resigned in July 2018. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Middlebury College
Meet Andrew Wheeler, the quieter, more potent follow-up to Scott Pruitt's tumultuous EPA reign. But at more than 100 days out, the agency has not confirmed the acting administrator.

March Point refineries above Anacortes, Wash., with Fidalgo and Padilla Bay views. (Dana/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
A look at the implications of the UN’s new climate change research and what you can do about it.
Image courtesy of Claudia S. López, PhD, Director of the Multiscale Microscopy Core at Oregon Health & Science University.

(Image courtesy of Claudia S. López/Oregon Health & Science University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
There have been 9.1 billion tons of plastic produced since the 1950s — with no efficient way of getting rid of it. Luckily, a recent college graduate may have found a new solution to combat our plastic waste.

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