Rebecca Boslough graduated in May 2014 from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation and minors in Climate Change Studies and Wilderness Studies. Her experience includes positions with the Forest Service, Wilderness Society, and in the Office of Senator Jon Tester. She just returned from a yearlong fellowship in Germany where I had language training and worked at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research. Rebecca is currently serving with Home Resource and Climate Smart Missoula. At Home Resource, she will help build a fifth grade education program and provide support for Missoula to become a Zero-Waste community. At Climate Smart Missoula she will engage in various projects related to advancing energy and climate initiatives.
Remy Cline graduated law school in 1982 from Kansas State University. He then spent the next ten years working in a private law practice and some rental property investment and development in Idaho. Remy attended a Master of International Management Program and then traveled to Hong Kong to complete his Mandarin Language studies. He spent the next fifteen years in Hong Kong working at his own start-up companies in the tech sector. Most recently, Remy has spent the last 18 months working on a Food Hub development project in Wyoming writing grants, completing a feasibility study, and developing Food Hub Business Models. For part of that time, Remy served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, as the Food Hub Coordinator. Remy will be serving at NCAT in Butte as the Sustainable Agriculture Researcher and Educator. He will research and publish information on climate resiliency in sustainable agriculture, conduct greenhouse research for urban agriculture settings and present some of his findings to different audiences during his term.
Kamene Dornubari-Ogidi has an academic background in neurobiology, GIS, and historical analysis primed post-baccalaureate volunteer work in water quality analysis for a non-profit utility and environmental advocacy. Recent experience in policy and project management includes State legislative lobbying with the Sierra Club and work as projects intern with a healthcare consulting firm. Kamene has nearly two years teaching experience as a substitute teacher and a summer facilitator at a STEM robotics camp. Kamene is serving with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, assisting in public information outreach projects. These projects include writing and updating web-based resources that highlight state programs and initiatives and developing educational material for targeted outreach.
Katelynn Essig has a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development and Policy from the University of Illinois and she is serving her second AmeriCorps term with NCAT/Energy Corps. Katelynn’s first year was with RARE AmeriCorps in Oregon, serving as the Economic Development Assistant with the City of Oregon City. Her experience with RARE was great and she is thrilled to return to sustainability project work. Katelynn is serving as the Sustainability Educator with the City of Red Lodge, working to retrofit City buildings with renewable energy, increase energy efficiency in city operations, and expand recycling operations throughout the community.
Christopher Essman graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Political Science. He also minored in Philosophy, Leadership Studies, and Poverty and Social Justice. His professional experience includes a year-long internship at Elon’s Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, a summer internship at Caritas of Austin, and several years as COO at his local startup landscaping business. Chris serves as the Energy Conservation and Sustainability Educator for the City of Missoula. His project work includes municipal and community greenhouse gas accounting and reporting, collaboration with Climate Smart Missoula, energy and utility tracking, benchmarking and reporting, as well as researching and presenting policy considerations.
Callye Foster graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and minor in Energy and Sustainability. She served two years as President for the Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions UCF (IDEAS for UCF) Chapter. Callye serves with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality as their Smart Schools Coordinator.
Emily Gluckin attended the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, where she majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Green Building and Community Design. She focused her studies on how to create sustainable communities through improved design, technologies and community engagement. Emily is serving at Bike Walk Montana (BWMT) as their Alternative Transportation Educator. Her projects include education and outreach about safe biking and walking, organizing the BWMT Annual Summit, developing educational materials, web content, and newsletters, and further development BW Helena.
Evan Harper graduated from Austin College in Sherman, TX with a BA in Economics and a Minor in Mathematics in 2014, after which he spent a year at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining Energy Corps, Evan researched how power dynamics affect pollution rates. Evan completed his first Energy Corps term in August on 2015 with the Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation in Little Rock, Arkansas in a program promoting improved energy efficiency through home energy retrofits and investments. This program year, Evan is serving with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality analyzing energy data and educating stakeholders on energy codes.
Alexandra Jones recently graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.S. in Chemistry. She spent the summer of 2015 working for The Nature Conservancy of Eastern Idaho conducting research and assisting with ranch labor. Alex serves as the Bio-Energy Educatory at MSU Northern’s Bio-Energy Innovation and Testing Center. She assists in curriculum development for a 2016 summer science camp in addition to educational outreach efforts including tours of the center, biodiesel learning seminars and science fair education opportunities. Alex will also be responsible for completing a research project involving Camelina and woody biomass sources used for bio-based jet fuel.
Stephen Luther grew up in McKinleyville, CA, less than 100 miles from the Oregon border. He served as an AmeriCorps member last year with the CivicSpark program, working on energy and climate related projects for the Redwood Coast Energy Authority. Steve graduated form Williams College in 2011 with a degree in Political Science and History. He obtained a certificate in Natural Resources Planning from Humboldt State University in the spring of 2012. Steve will be serving with the University of Montana in Missoula, specifically with their sustainability office. He will conduct a campus-wide plug and process load inventory, including an inventory of non-centralized server spaces, desktop printers, personal refrigerators, heaters, and more. In addition, Steve will engage with building occupants to publish and share the information collected which will in turn inform energy conservation strategies that can be implemented through behavior change and individual scale improvements.
Elyse Monat graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Spanish and a minor in Urban Studies. Because of her interest in sustainable transportation, she interned for IndyCog and Ride New Orleans, advocacy groups for biking and public transportation respectively. Elyse is currently serving a second year with Billings TrailNet, assisting with programs that lead to more sustainable transportation in the community.
Jeremy Parkinson As an Environmental Studies, Sustainable Design Major at Pacific University, Jeremy received great instruction regarding sustainability in all areas, from wildlife conservation to sustainable building practices. He built his very own tiny house as part of a Capstone project and recently brought it out to MT with him. Jeremy grew up just south of Portland, OR. he will be serving with AERO in Helena, compiling information on sustainable and renewable energy resources in the Helena area. He will also be giving tours and presentations in several communities around the state.
Juliet Slutzker received her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan in 2012 and earned an M.S. in Biology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio in May 2015, where she studied conservation of stream animal populations. As a Teaching Assistant she gained valuable experience in outdoor and environmental education. As the Sustainability and Habitat Educator with the National Wildlife Federation, Juliet’s primary duties are supporting existing member schools of the Eco-Schools USA program by recruiting and training volunteers, researching funding opportunities, and presenting resources on NWF’s education programs. Additionally, Juliet works to expand participation in the Missoula Community Wildlife Habitat Initiative and provide presentations, workshops, and outreach regarding the initiative.
Alanna Wulf grew up in Billings, MT and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Environmental Studies. While in college, Alanna served as the Outreach coordinator for UM Recycle, collecting recycling data, promoting recycling through outreach, and hosting events such as a clothing drive. Alanna will be serving with the Crown of the Continent Research and Learning Center in Glacier National Park in West Glacier, MT. She will break ground with a community sustainability plan as she works to create a sustainable culture in the park including visitors, staff, and the surrounding community. The plan will address recycling, energy efficiency, transportation, and night skies. Alanna will provide education and training to part staff, partners, and visitors, so everyone will understand the value of implementing green and sustainable practices in all possible operations.