Biocitizen welcomes Phoebe Gelbard, new board member!

Biocitizen is so pleased to announce that one of our most talented Field Environmental Philosophy teachers, Phoebe Gelbard, has been seated as new board member. Her behind-the-scenes institutional knowledge will be put to use as she informs the board about what is working, and not working, as we improve our programs and enlarge our learning community. Biocitizen is pleased too, to have a “millennial” perspective on board as we cue our programming to address the complex challenges global warming presents to all we know and hold dear.

Here, let Phoebe tell you a little bit about who she is and what she wants to bring to Biocitizen:

Hello! My name is Phoebe Gelbard. I am in my 3rd year studying International Development and Natural Resources Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am particularly passionate about our local and global food systems – and the education, policy, and international collaboration involved in making them more sustainable. In 2019, I will be returning to Biocitizen’s Our Place Summer School for my 5th year of teaching, this time working with Dr. Boyd Kynard in our new Living Rivers School that introduces students to Conservation Biology experientially. Through all my Biocitizen endeavors, I hope to continue to instill in students the same love that I have for the forests, fields, and rivers of Western MA.

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