Hello again sustain-a-rockstars!!
After a long application process and many hours of grueling deliberation, we finally have three brand new summer fellows for the Mississippi Alumni and Students for Sustainability (MASS)! Let's meet them now!
First, we have Ellen Olack:
“I am a rising sophomore at the University of Mississippi. I am double majoring in Spanish and International Studies with afocus on Latin America. I became interested in the environment mainly because of my mother. She is a big-time gardener and has been growing, cooking, and preserving food since I was little. I grew up around fresh, pesticide-free and non-genetically modified food, and I cannot imagine why anyone would choose store-bought, travel-weary produce over the naturally delicious harvests available at local farmer's markets. In order for this to be possible, it is necessary to have clean air, clean water, and clean land which can only come from clean choices.”
Next up is Taylor Cook:
“I am a Public Policy Leadership and Spanish double major working on environmental studies and sociology minors, which foster my passion for environmental and social justice. I was selected as 2012 Udall Scholar for my work with environmental student groups at Ole Miss Campus for Clean Energy and Students for A Green Campus, and the state network Mississippi Alumni and Students for Sustainability (MASS). I have both participated and led various sustainability campaigns promoting environmental leadership and campus policy change. I have also delivered trainings on organizational and leadership development at MASS Summits and PowerShift (a national conference for justice leadership). In my spare time, I love farmers' markets, fostering rescued cats and spontaneous adventures. Though I never plan on growing up, I hope I can have a career saving the world one campaign at a time!”
And last, but not least, Bobby Glenn:
Bobby Glenn is a sophomore at Mississippi State University majoring in Chemical Engineering
“Growing up as the protégé of several avid outdoors-men, I quickly developed a passion to conserve our legacy for future generations. The urge to protect something as vast and awe-inspiring as the great-outdoors coupled with a hunger forknowledge and the simple ability to ask the right questions quickly developed into a desire to play an integral role in the engineering of a more sustainable world.”
We are all so excited about our new MASS team! We can’t wait to show YOU all the wonderful accomplishments that this summer will bring! Keep on keepin’ on rockstars and you’ll here from us again soon!