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Recent Graduate Fellow Grows Sustainability Education at UM

April 11, 2016  | By Lindsey Abernathy

Kendall McDonald

Kendall McDonald

Since beginning a yearlong fellowship in the University of Mississippi Office of Sustainability in August, Kendall McDonald has worked to advance sustainability education among students on campus.

The results of her work are evident in the university’s new EcoReps program, which has grown from one residence hall to include seven under McDonald’s leadership.

“EcoReps is a residential and volunteer group for students who want to be engaged in sustainability in their residence halls,” said McDonald, who serves as the Office of Sustainability Post Baccalaureate Fellow. “They take on a position of leadership as a source for information about sustainability in their residence halls.”

McDonald, who graduated from UM in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in public policy leadership, has drawn from her experiences as an undergraduate to develop new programming for the Office of Sustainability.

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