Area of Study; Year: Professional Writing and Environmental Science; Junior
Hometown: Frankfort, Illinois
Favorite Quote: “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is” -Mandy Hale
Area of Study; Year: Individualized Studies; Junior
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Future career and/or life aspiration: I want to do ocean conservation work and travel, then eventually start my own business.
Other Campus Involvement: I am an employee for the ACE program and the Vice President of Women in Social Entrepreneurship.
Three Random Facts: I play three instruments, I love exploring the outdoors/ traveling, and I want to become fluent in sign language.
Area of Study and Year:
Zoology and Environmental Science
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
Future Plans: Find a job in fish and wildlife management, conservation, or environmental science.
Other Involvement: I do wetland delineation and stream evaluations for an environmental consulting firm in West Chester called Kilbane Environmental Inc., and I worked with the Ohio Division of Wildlife this summer, where I worked with private land owners who had wetlands on their property. I also work for Miami Athletics Broadcasting where I mainly do camera work for sports.
Favorite Quote: “The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves” -Jane Goodall
Area of Study; Year: Strategic Communications; Freshman
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Favorite Quote: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandburg
Area of Study; Year: Economics, Public Administration, and Sustainability; Sophomore
Future Career Aspiration: I want to work for a public transit agency, ideally WMATA (aka the DC Metro).
Other Campus Involvement: I am an intern in the Office of Community Engagement and Service and a senator on Associated Student Government.
Favorite Quote: “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
WriterArea of Study; Year: Social Justice Studies and Sustainability; Freshman
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL
Future Plans: Interested in Environmental Law as an attorney.
Future Aspirations: I’d like to graduate from a top 20 law school and obtain a license to practice law.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing basketball, watching movies, and listening to music.
Other Student Involvement: I am a part of the Mock Trial team, I am co-starting a club dedicated to attacking poverty called We The People, and I am also a part of the Peace and Justice Association research assistant team.
Favorite Quote:“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
Area of study: Undecided, but planning to apply for fashion and marketing double major
Hometown: Hinsdale, Illinois
Hobbies: Reading poetry, exercising, experimenting with photography, and modeling
Favorite quote: “Look at the stars, look how they shine for you” ~Coldplay
Area of study; Year: Public Health, Global Health, and General Business; Sophomore
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
Future plans: Hospital Administration
Future Aspirations: I plan to obtain a Master’s in Health Care Administration, and then after 15-20 years of working in administration work in public health education.
Hobbies: I like to hike, kayak, read, and cook.
Favorite Quote: “Whatever you are, be a good one” -Abraham Lincoln
Area of Study; Year: Finance and Accounting; Senio
Hometown: Longwood, FL
Future Plans: Incoming Tax Associate at Andersen Tax – Chicago
Future Aspirations: Obtain CPA, Masters of Science in Taxation
Hobbies: Basketball, Hiking, Marksmanship
Annie Blair has been faculty advisor to Greenhawks Media since its inception in her Environmental Journalism class in 2009.
She is a senior clinical professor of journalism at Miami University and a freelance journalist.
Annie is an affiliate faculty member of Miami’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability and its Institute for Food.
She also serves on the board of the Mill Creek Watershed Council.
Her idea of a great day is getting lost in the woods.