The Office of Energy & Sustainability employs around 14 students annually to work as our Sustainability Ambassadors. These students work in teams of two on a specific sustainability topic. A number of our students have graduated and are up to some amazing work. We are highlighting some of their accomplishments and looking back at their efforts at our office in a new series: Where Are They Now.
Erin Deasy was a senior when she served in our initial cohort of Sustainability Ambassadors in 2015/ 2016. She was an Evolutionary Biology and Psychology double major with minors in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. Upon graduating CWRU, Erin earned her Masters in Outdoor, Environmental and Sustainability Education at the University of Edinburgh where she wrote for the Edinburgh Science Magazine. Her dissertation project examined the impact of YouTube on instilling environmentally responsible behaviors in viewers. Erin is currently working as an Environmental Consultant for Velocity Consulting where she conducts environmental field inspections for lenders. She’s currently based in New York but will travel nation-wide after completing more training. Erin says “I used a lot of the projects I completed as a Sustainability Ambassador as examples and inspiration while earning my masters (the jean drive, earth day event, clothing swap). In fact, the last project I was working on as an SA was creating a video but it never reached completion. This sparked my passion for combining media and environmentalism, which led to my master’s dissertation project and also the topic I hope to pursue as a PhD student in the future!”