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.
  • 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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Hub Content

A view of downtown Seattle from Kerry Park. (Diana Robinson/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
"Urban resilience” is a hot term being thrown around within the environmental community. But what does it mean?
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Even when most microplastics are consumed by smaller marine species, no animal—including humans—is immune to its risks as it rises through the food chain.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Plattsburgh
Water management is not always thought of as an international issue, but for unique watersheds like Lake Champlain, flood mitigation has become a concern for all area locals, regardless of borders.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Two research guides in northeast Madagascar founded their own nature reserves in their home villages, hoping to protect wildlife and their community in the face of climate change and deforestation.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Despite the devastating impacts of colonization, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians have persevered in restoring their ecosystem and culture. Learn how the Kashia have lived in and managed the Sonoma County coastal environment for centuries.

From Andapa, the distant peaks of Marojejy National Park tower in the northeast, while a view to the southwest mounts Madagascar National Park’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Reserve on the horizon. Both parks are pockets of intact primary forest which house incredible biodiversity. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Surrounded by protected forest, residents of Ambodivohitra and land managers at the World Wildlife Foundation reveal how commodity crops and wood use affect on-the-ground conservation practices in the rainforests of northeast Madagascar.

Kevin Fouts unties a turtle trap to show a common snapping turtle to a group of high school students in July 2018. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
The coordinator for the Sewanee Headwaters Initiative, Kevin Fouts, shares insights about the connection between water management practices and their impacts.

In January, Berkeley, Calif., passed a 25-cent tax on disposable cups. (Miriam Gordon)

George Washington University
Recycling is not the answer — not anymore. Here's how a circular economy can both reduce waste and lessen the climate crisis — and why we need to change our mindset now.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
A governmental push to monetize the national parks of Argentina faces scrutiny from residents protesting both the blatant grab for tourist dollars and the concern over commercializing pristine, natural areas.
View of Earth from Messenger

(NASA)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Reed College
As we experience the repercussions of environmental damage, it is easy to dwell on the negatives. But every action and policy people have worked for pays off! Here are six environmental achievements showing ways humanity has not let us down.

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