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Community Engagement Spotlight: Anne Whitehouse

Community Engagement Spotlight: Anne Whitehouse

Anne Whitehouse is a recent graduate of the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program (December 2021). Last summer, Anne interned with Seven Canyons Trust, a local nonprofit dedicated to daylighting and restoring the impaired waterways of the Salt Lake Valley. Urban waterways was a theme of her thesis as well, which explored the relationships between women and urban waterways under colonial rule in Pak T’ae-won’s 1938 novel Scenes from Ch’ŏnggye Stream.

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Community Engagement Spotlight: Doug Sam

Community Engagement Spotlight: Doug Sam

Doug Sam is a second-year EH student and a Mellon Community Fellow. The Mellon Community Fellowship in the EH Program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fellows form reciprocal partnerships with a community organization and develop a project that addresses local environmental justice issues. Doug has partnered with the Summit Land Conservancy for his fellowship, merging both his interests in environmental education and Indigenous history. Summit Land Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to saving open spaces of Park City and the Wasatch Back.

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Mellon Community Fellows Presentation

Mellon Community Fellows

Join the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program for a presentation from the Mellon Community Fellows on their work to further environmental justice. Doug Sam and Riley Sayers will discuss their local community partnerships and the ways they use humanities tools to further environmental justice. This fellowship and our program's efforts to further environmental justice is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Community Engagement Spotlight: Sam Nelson

Community Engagement Spotlight: Sam Nelson

Sam Nelson is currently the Environmental Education Intern with Tree Utah. He is working with local schools to help students learn about plants in their community through creative writing and interdisciplinary, place-based curriculum. As an EH student, Sam seeks to fuse his interests in writing, education, and plant ecology to help children build stronger relationships to land in their communities. He is particularly interested in storytelling from plant perspectives.

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Last Updated: 8/21/21