AESS 2018 Planning Team

Valerie Rountree, Conference Chair

Valerie is in her second season as AESS Program Chair. She is a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. Prior to attending the UA, Valerie received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Puget Sound and worked as a science educator and researcher in Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Her dissertation research looks at the processes by which stakeholders participate in decision making related to renewable energy in U.S. states.

Kathryn Strelevitz, AU Site Coordinator

Kathryn moved to DC from upstate New York in August 2016 to pursue her MA at American University. Now in her second year in the Global Environmental Policy program, she is more excited than ever about the possibilities and potential in the environmental field. Her research interests cover the intersections of global change and environment, including food and water security, energy transitions, migration, and climate change.

Carolyn Anthon, AESS Managing Director

Carolyn is in her fourth year of conference planning for AESS. She is the Association’s main contact and manager. She fully embodies the cross-disciplinary approach of AESS, having a background in English literature as well as environmental science and policy. She is passionate about sustainability, good food, good reads, bucket-lists, family, and getting outside.

AESS Program Committee

Valerie Rountree (Chair), University of Arizona

Dan Clark, Rutgers University

Sarah Lashley, Centre College

Elly Engle, Pennsylvania State University

Teresa Lloro-Bidart, California State Polytechnic University

Mercedes Quesada-Embid, Colorado Mountain College

Leslie Gray, Santa Clara University

Nirav Patel, Cornell University

Jackie Maximillian, University of Arizona

Jeff Hanlon, Northern Arizona University

Walter (Tony) Rosenbaum, University of Florida

Patricia DeMarco, Chatham University

Peter Beck, St. Edwards University

A.R. Siders, Stanford University

Wil Burns, American University

Bethany Woodworth, University of New England

Karie Boone, Colorado State

Tee Guidotti, University of Albert

Jennifer Cole, Massachusetts College of Art

Abigail Abrash Walton, Antioch University

Nancy Rich, Springfield Technical Community College

Nino Antadze, University of Prince Edward Island

Racine Jacques, University of Central Florida

Abby Lindsay, American University

AESS Board

The AESS board is composed of elected officers. Serving during the 2017-2018 term include:

Dave Hassenzahl – President

Peter Jacques – President-Elect

Mike Finewood – Secretary

Greg Mohr – Treasurer

Laureen Elgert – Board Member

Curt Gervich – Board Member

David Gosselin – Board Member

Leslie Gray – Board Member

Teresa Lloro-Bidart – Board Member

Erin Pischke – Student Board Member

Walter Rosenbaum – JESS Editor-in-Chief*

*not an elected Board position