Our 2021-22 Planet Forward Correspondents

(Photo by Ljubomir Žarković/Unsplash).

We are pleased to announce our 2021-2022 team of Planet Forward Correspondents! More information will be shared soon about the exceptional team of students selected. Get to know them below:

  • Ryan Bieber – Ithaca College. Ryan is a Journalism major with minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish.
  • Greer Blount – George Washington University. Greer is a senior majoring in Communications with minors in Journalism and Dance.
  • Helen Bradshaw - Northwestern University. Helen is a junior studying Journalism, Art History, and Integrated Marketing Communications.
  • Kaitlyn Copland – Eckerd College. Kaitlyn is majoring in Marine Science and minoring in Film Studies.
  • Skylar Epstein – George Washington University. Skylar is a senior majoring in Political Science with minors in Journalism and History.
  • Hannah Frankel – Middlebury College. Hannah is a senior majoring in Literary Studies.
  • Lexi Hernandez – Chapman University. Lexi is majoring in Environmental Science & Policy as well as Sociology while minoring in Art History.
  • Lily John – SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Lily is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Studies.
  • Halley Hughes – University of Arizona. Halley is a junior studying Natural Resources and the Environment with focuses on Global Change Ecology and Urban and Regional Development.
  • Clarice Knelly – SUNY Plattsburgh. Clarice is a senior majoring English: Writing Arts and minoring in Environmental Science and Canadian Studies.
  • Kai Lepley – University of Arizona. Kai is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Geography.
  • Diana Quintero – Arizona State University. Diana is a senior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Business.
  • Carter Weinhofer – Eckerd College. Carter is studying in Environmental Studies and Spanish.

2021-22 Senior Correspondents:

  • Evan Barnard – American University. Evan is a graduate student pursuing a masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.
  • Ali Wilt – Northwestern University. Ali is a senior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Environmental Policy and Culture.

All Correspondent work will be featured here. Check back frequently!

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Hub Content

Many species of reef-building corals, which are vital to the health of ocean ecosystems, face risk of extinction. (Joe Hoyt/NOAA)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
Each year, the International Union of Conservation of Nature is finding more and more plant, animal and fungus species threatened with extinction across the globe. What could be causing it?
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.

On a traditional milpa farm, rows of agave are interspersed with other crops: pitaya-bearing cacti and ramón trees. (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Milpa is a type of sustainable farming historically practiced by the Maya in the Yucatán and other parts of Mesoamerica. The milpas, planted with numerous crops for local consumption, are facing challenges from climate change.