Evan Barnard is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in Ecology and International Affairs with an emphasis on environmental security and ethics. He has conducted biogeochemistry research on soil organic matter and its effects on carbon sequestration and climate change, and he currently researches environmental security and the effects of accelerating climate change on communities and as a basis of international conflicts. Evan completed an internship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in their Environmental Change and Security Program in Washington, D.C and studied Environmental Politics and International Organization at the University of Oxford in England. He has focused on global sustainability, studying Natural History in New Zealand and Australia, Ecotourism in Fiji, Environmental Journalism in Costa Rica, Tropical Entomology in Ecuador, and Agricultural Ethics and Food Security in Mexico. With an interest in water security, Evan studied Political Development in Cape Town, South Africa and hopes to conduct research on water shortages in the region before pursuing a Master of Environmental Management. He has served as a United Nations (UN) Youth Delegate, EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council Member and One Young World Youth Ambassador. Evan strives to collaborate with global peers and create sustainable practices to support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and ensure environmental security in countries around the world. In the little free time he finds, he loves playing fiddle and birding.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia