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

Anand Varma spoke at the 2018 Planet Forward Summit about his parasite project. He said he tried to approach something most people would shy away from and make it interesting enough that the audience will investigate and learn. (Adam Mason for Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
National Geographic Explorer and science photographer Anand Varma has a unique approach when crafting a story that involves complex science subjects, always with the audience's interests in mind.

(Middlebury College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
At one of the most prominent institutions to make the commitment to divestment, students' dedication and a change in tactics proved successful — and garnered support from faculty and the college community along the way.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Algae blooms have created toxic conditions in lakes around the world, but is there a way to naturally control them?
Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
Researchers at Northwestern University are transforming complicated biotechnology into a simple an easy tool for farmers to test for crop disease with Plant-Dx.
scooters on the sidewalk

A row of Lime scooters ready for public use in Austin, Texas. (Luis Tamayo/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Despite drawing ire from some, pay-by-ride electric scooters are rapidly gaining popularity in urban areas across the country, creating a greener option for getting around town. 
cotton plant
Texas Tech University
As cotton farmers in the South Plains of Texas vie for economic sustainability, they realize strategic environmental action is crucial in their efforts.
dolphins

These dolphins, a mother and son pair, reside at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, an AMMPA accredited facility dedicated to marine species protection and conservation. (Parker Bryant/Florida State University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Based on her experience, Planet Forward Correspondent Cassandra Hobar challenges the basis of anti-captivity movements, while supporting zoos and aquariums for the work they do in conservation and species preservation.
View of Jackson, Wyoming

A view of Jackson, Wyoming, from Snow King Mountain.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
After years without fresh produce, this isolated community in Wyoming created an innovative farm that yields more than 100,000 pounds of food per year.

(Nate Mach/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin - Madison
A Madison, Wisconsin-based dream of a hydroponics-driven future: How one student organization hopes to inspire others to embrace clean, sustainable urban agriculture.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
A community center in Madison, Wisc., provides important outdoor experiences for students who may not get them as often as they'd like.

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