The sustainability office is excited to welcome a new member to the sustainability team. Emily Davidson was hired this fall as Sustainability Fellow and will work closely with students to promote campus sustainability programs.
Emily comes to us from the State University at New York, College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta) where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Science, concentrated in Environmental Biology. During her sophomore year she studied abroad at the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia to study marine biology, and Indigenous Australian culture. Out of her experiences abroad she grew a passion for environmental and social justice. Back home, she worked as a student Sustainability Coordinator for Sodexo, served on the President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability, served as a board member for the Otsego Lake Association and Village of Cooperstown Sustainability Committee. She studied the efficacy of sustainable soil amendments for local agriculture as an independent research project. After graduating, she worked at the Biological Field Station in Cooperstown, New York as an Environmental research intern, and organized Bio-blitzes and other educational initiatives for a local non-profit organization.
Emily will work closely with students, coordinate a variety of sustainability programs on campus, and will bring a fresh perspective and approach to sustainability at Skidmore. In her first few weeks, Emily began coordinating Skidmore Unplugged, the annual campus energy competition with the student Sustainability Reps. The competition begins next week with great campus events throughout the three-week competition. Please join us in welcoming Emily to the Skidmore community.