Levi Rogers, Sustainability Coordinator
Levi attended The University of New Hampshire where he earned a BS in Environmental Conservation, focusing on policy and sustainable agriculture, and later earned his MBA in Sustainability at Antioch University New England. During his time at UNH, Levi assisted in managing the UNH Organic Garden and was an active member of PowerShift. He studied abroad in New Zealand with the EcoQuest Program studying ecology, land management, and environmental policy. For his capstone project at UNH, Levi conducted an assessment of a conservation easement on Tuckaway Farm in Lee, NH. In New Zealand, Levi also developed a place-based learning module for a local primary school in Kaiaua, New Zealand concentrating on regional aquaculture.
While earning his MBA, Levi worked with the City of Keene to assess the feasibility of a recaptured methane fueled aquaponic greenhouse and worked as a marketing consultant for a local chain restaurant, among other projects. For his final practicum, Levi created a research project that identified the most common sustainability challenges faced by higher education institutions and identified solutions to overcome these challenges. He developed a campus program aimed at increasing the involvement of faculty, staff, and administration in campus sustainability initiatives.
While at Skidmore, Levi will work to improve Sustainable Skidmore communications, coordinate the development of a green office program, work with the compost program, student garden, and bike share program, find ways to minimize the impact of campus community transportation, and help implement new campus projects.
Emily Davidson, Sustainability FellowEmily 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 at 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. For an independent research project she studied the efficacy of sustainable soil amendments for local agriculture.
After graduating, she worked at the Biological Field Station in Cooperstown, New York as an Environmental research intern, and organized Bioblitzes 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.