SDG Snapshots

SDG Snapshots2023-12-20T11:06:18-05:00

Faculty, students, leaders and staff making a difference at Penn State

Miss Pennsylvania Miranda Moore, Sustainable Fashion Advocate and Environmental Engineer

We recently sat down with current Miss Pennsylvania Miranda Moore, a sustainable fashion advocate, environmental engineer, and graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania earning an executive certificate in social impact strategy. On April 17, Moore gave a talk at the University Park campus about fast fashion in conjunction with [...]

Heather Swan, Eco-poet and Author

We recently sat down with Heather Swan, an accomplished poet and author who teaches writing and environmental literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Swan visited Penn State Sustainability from March 20-23, 2024, as part of the Sustainability Showcase initiative, a student-founded series that has brought hundreds of experts to Penn [...]

Ayodeji “Ayo” Oluwalana, Waste Reduction and Recycling Program Manager

At the heart of Penn State's commitment to sustainability lies the topic of waste management. In our recent interview with Ayodeji "Ayo" Oluwalana, the University's Waste Reduction and Recycling Program Manager, Ayo shared insights into his journey, expertise, and vision for advancing eco-friendly initiatives on campus. Stepping into the [...]

Chef Freddie Bitsoie, Navajo Chef and Author

We recently caught up with Freddie J. Bitsoie, renowned Diné (Navajo) chef and author, over a quintessential scoop of chocolate ice cream at Berkey Creamery. Chef Freddie visited Penn State Sustainability from November 2nd - November 9th for a series of events held throughout the campus and community including speaking [...]

Dr. Lara Fowler, Director of Penn State Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer of Penn State

Dr. Lara Fowler is an attorney, professor, and mediator who focuses on environmental, energy, and natural resource law, with a specific focus on water-related issues.  In May 2023, Fowler was named as the Chief Sustainability Officer of Penn State and Director of Penn State Sustainability (formerly known as the Sustainability [...]

John Sanchez, Associate Professor of News and Media Ethics and American Indians in the Media

Professor John Sanchez is an Associate Professor at Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Sanchez teaches courses including “News and Media Ethics” and “American Indians in the Media.” His research and journalism focus on American Indian identity in the 21st century, and he has published articles for many [...]

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