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The Graham Sustainability Institute is pleased to announce the incoming cohort of undergraduate Graham Sustainability Scholars. This sustainability leadership development program equips students with the skills and experiences needed to advance a more sustainable future, preparing them for impactful careers and meaningful contributions to their communities.

Program participants demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, interdisciplinary collaboration, and leadership. They are dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, showing clear examples of their adherence to these principles and a desire for further learning.

Congratulations to the new cohort:

  • Henry Barron (Program in the Environment, Organizational Studies)
  • Amiah Blackwell (Earth and Environmental Sciences, Program in the Environment)
  • Lily Bourgeois (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
  • Victoria Brown (Industrial and Operations Engineering)
  • Michael Catrambone (Program in the Environment, Economics)
  • Rachel Cushard (Program in the Environment, Psychology)
  • Reahna Czerwinski (Psychology)
  • Kimberly Douglas (Kinesiology)
  • Greta Fear (Program in the Environment, Political Science)
  • Julia Ginter-Berriman (Environmental Health Sciences)
  • Manush Gopal (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
  • Nikitha Hadya (Program in the Environment)
  • Emily Hutchings (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • Emma Johnston (Program in the Environment)
  • Lahari Kolluru (Business)
  • Catherine Li (Business)
  • Lauren May (Statistics)
  • Amy McKiernan (Public Policy, Program in the Environment)
  • Antonella Ortega Sara (Urban Technology)
  • Eliza Phares (Public Policy)
  • Anna Richards (Program in the Environment, Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • Shea Vatalaro (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Program in the Environment)
  • Kaitlyn Wilson (Music, Theatre & Dance, Program in the Environment)
  • Karina Yang (Program in the Environment, Biology)
  • Abigail Zang (Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences)
About the Program

The Graham Sustainability Scholars Program offers a transformative three-semester co-curricular experience for U-M undergraduates on the Ann Arbor campus. Scholars manage interdisciplinary projects with local organizations, receiving training in project management and community engagement. This hones essential skills such as leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

The program includes a $4,000 allocation for a sustainability-themed applied course, professional networking and mentorship opportunities through the Graham Scholars Alumni Council, and exclusive access to paid summer internships with community organizations. The program culminates in the Scholars Symposium, where scholars showcase their accomplishments to an audience of peers and professionals.

We are delighted to welcome this new cohort and look forward to their contributions to sustainability on campus and beyond.