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

Duane Elmore, Director of Procurement Services and Chief Procurement Officer

Why is sustainability important to you?   For me, there are two reasons. There's a personal and a professional aspect. Personally, we all need to be good stewards of the environment we live in. Now and many years ago, when I was a kid, I would recycle glass bottles, recycle the [...]

Nyla Holland, Graduate Student in Public Policy with a specialization in Education Policy, Environmental Justice Intern – “Mapping a Just and Sustainable Future for Pennsylvania”

Nyla Holland is a Penn State graduate student in Public Policy with a specialization in Education Policy. In her undergrad, Holland also attended Penn State and graduated in the spring of 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and African American science. Holland has been doing work at the Sustainability [...]

Nebraska Hernandez, Graduate Student in Geography, Environmental Justice Intern – “Mapping a Just and Sustainable Future for Pennsylvania”

Nebraska Hernandez is a graduate student in geography at Penn State and a current environmental justice intern at the sustainability institute. He works with Nyla Holland, another Penn State graduate student and environmental justice intern, and Peter Buck, academic programs manager at the Sustainability Institute. Using his expertise and experience in geography and GIS (geographic [...]

Darlene Clark, Retired College of Nursing Assistant Teaching Professor

Darlene Clark is a recently retired Assistant Teaching Professor from the College of Nursing at Penn State. She helped pioneer the incorporation of sustainability concepts into the college by creating a program to recycle clean medical waste products and bring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the nursing curriculum. Her work [...]

Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason, Director of Sustainability

Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason is the Director of Sustainability for Penn State Behrend. She has dedicated much of her research and work to sustainability and environmental chemistry. As a researcher, her work in freshwater plastics pollution led to the Microbeads Free Water Act of 2015. As a sustainability coordinator, she [...]

Christine Tamburri, Penn State Senior, Geosciences, and President of Nittany Divers SCUBA Club

Leading the Way Q & A with Christine Tamburri: Is there anything specific that inspired you to get involved with sustainability issues? I have always had a love for the ocean, but after getting certified to SCUBA dive in 2016, I became obsessed with implementing sustainable practices to protect it [...]

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