Teona is conducting research on African Americans’ attitudes towards urban parks in Flint, Michigan. The project will generate a report that will be used to help local organizations improve their outreach efforts with often-marginalized groups in Flint. Teona is entering her second year as a Master’s degree student in Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan.
As a Natural Resource Intern at the Environmental Defense Fund this summer, Michelle specializes in ecosystem restoration projects, including the Mississippi River Delta Restoration project. She was involved in analyzing National Marine Fisheries Service documentation about the alleged impacts of sediment diversions on fishery and marine mammal habitats. Michelle is also engaged in devising a restoration program for Jamaica Bay, aiding the EDF Climate Corps program with organizing New York-based fellow events, and researching sustainability efforts of the largest real estate companies in New York. Michelle is a second year graduate student at Columbia University studying Sustainability Management.