Volume 3, Issue 1 Writers

Lindsay Albright

is from Columbia, Md. She graduated with a degree in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability and received a minor in Creative Writing and the Certificate in Environmental Writing.

 

Sarah Gediman

is a senior from Wilmette, Ill. She is majoring in History and Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability, and hopes to pursue doctoral study in the history of climate science. She serves as the Fall 2020 Student Editor for Q Magazine.

Shelby Cheyenne Job

is from Fayetteville, Ga. She graduated with a B.A. in English and B.S. in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability. She currently works as an Events & Programming Assistant for the University of Illinois Research Park.

Maria Maring

is a junior from Carbondale, Ill. She studies Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability and Spanish — and is pursuing the Certificate in Environmental Writing. She is a Communications Intern with the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE).

Nicole Pinsky

is from Park Ridge, Ill., and graduated in May 2020 with a B.S. in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability with a minor in Public Relations and the Certificate in Environmental Writing. She recently began working in a human resources role for W.W. Grainger, an industrial supply company in Lake Forest, Ill., and hopes to move into the company’s sustainability division.

Joshua Reed

is from Lemont, Ill. He graduated in May 2020 with a B.S. in English as well as the Certificate in Environmental Writing. He plans to pursue a law degree in Chicago.

Brooke Witkins

is from Cary, Ill., and graduated with a degree in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability as well as a certificate in GIS and the Certificate in Environmental Writing. Her future plans include relocating to Utah and working in restoration.

Volume 2 Writers & Contributors

Zachary Fishman

is from Park Ridge, Ill. He is a 2019 graduate in Engineering Physics and is now pursuing an M.S. in Science Journalism at Northwestern University. While at Illinois,  he contributed to The Daily Illini and The Green Observer

Gwenna Heidkamp

is from Riverwoods, Ill. She will graduate from the U of I in May 2020 with a B.S. in Earth, Society & Environmental Sustainability (ESES), as well as the Certificate in Environmental Writing (CEW). In her future career, she aspires to help mobilize change for a more sustainable world. She is currently serving as the Greener Campus Programs Intern for iSEE.

Vivienne Henning 

is from Oak Park, Ill. She is a May 2019 Illinois graduate with a B.A. in English, earning a high distinction for her honors thesis. She also completed the Certificate in Environmental Writing (CEW). Since graduation, she has been working at a nonprofit organization and pursuing a publishing career in Chicago.

Carly Hopkins  

is from Marion, Ill. She is a senior in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Human Dimensions of the Environment. She works as a research assistant for the Miller Research Group on campus. After graduation, she plans to study environmental law with a view to a career in environmental policy.

Taylor Jennings 

is from the St. Louis area. She received a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Global Studies from the U of I in May 2019. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Journalism at New York University. 

Jenna Kurtzweil 

is from Inverness, Ill. She received a B.A. in English and earned the CEW in May 2019. In 2018-19, she served as a Communications Intern at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) as well as the Q Magazine Student Editor for Volume 2, Issue 1. In September 2019, iSEE hired her as a Communications Specialist.

Maria Maring 

is a sophomore from Carbondale, Ill. She studies Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability (ESES) and Spanish — and is pursuing the Certificate in Environmental Writing (CEW). She is currently a Communications Intern with iSEE.

Nidhi Shastri  

is from Hoffman Estates, Ill. She received her B.S. in Earth, Society & Environmental Sustainability and Political Science in May 2019. She earned the Certificate in Environmental Writing and hopes to go into the field of environmental policy and communication.  

Charlee Thompson 

is from Edwardsville, Ill. She will graduate in May 2020 with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Sustainability, Energy, and Environment. She will continue to earn an M.P.A in Environmental Policy at the University of Washington. While at Illinois, Charlee participated in the Society of Women Engineers and Illinois Student Government. 

Amber Volmer 

is from Cincinnati, Ohio.  She received her B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in May 2019, and is currently pursuing an M.S.  in Environmental Engineering.

Haley Ware 

is from Elk Grove Village, Ill. She is a senior in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and works as a lab and field assistant with the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Project. She aspires to influence U.S. environmental and climate policy after graduation.

April Wendling 

is from Darien, Ill. She graduated in May 2019 with a B.S. in Earth, Society & Environmental Sustainability and Geography. She is a Communications Intern for iSEE and serves as the  Student Editor for QII.ii. 

Volume 1 Writers 

Anita Clifton 

grew up in Southern Illinois. After completing a B.S. in Political Science and a B.A. in Secondary Education from Southern Illinois University, she is completing her Ph.D. in English/Writing at the University of Illinois.

Mark Healy 

is from St. Charles, Ill. He is a 2018 Illinois graduate in Civil and Environmental Engineering and now works as an environmental engineering consultant for Trotter and Associates Inc. in Chicago.

Clarissa Ihssen 

is from Woodstock, Ill. She received her B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences in May 2019, and aspires to pursue a graduate degree in Library and Information Science.

Lisen Holmström

was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and received her M.S. degree in Landscape Ecology from the University of Illinois in May 2018. 

Taylor Jennings 

is from the St. Louis area. She received a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Global Studies in May 2019. She became involved with the Honduras Water Project her sophomore year. She is pursuing a Master’s in Journalism at New York University. 

Emily Luce 

is from the northern suburbs of Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois in 2018 and plans to live and work in New Zealand.

David Marcus

received a B.A. in English in May 2019 and is a Web Developer at the Spurlock Museum on the University of Illinois’ campus. Marcus strives to use the power of writing to make this Earth a kinder and more compassionate place. 

Mallory Shaw 

lives in Bloomington, Ill. with her husband and 6-year old son. She’s a senior Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences major concentrating in fish and wildlife conservation. Her career (and life) goals are to restore and protect wetlands — and the wildlife dependent on them.

Laura Schultz 

is from Shorewood, Ill., and interned at iSEE. She graduated in May 2018 with a B.S. in Environmental Sustainability and a minor in Integrative Biology. She is pursuing a Master’s in Environmental Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Melissa Wagner 

is from Chicago. She is a 2018 graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in News-Editorial Journalism and a minor in Public Relations. She is pursuing a career in public relations with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).   

Katie Watson 

is from Oswego, Ill. She is a 2018 University of Illinois graduate, and one of the first recipients of the CEW. She currently works as a Digital Content Specialist in Illinois’ Public Affairs.