EPIC-N alumna Amanda Baca works in advancement to improve the quality of life and social wealth of people on this planet

Amanda Baca is a Director of Donor Relations for Major Gifts at Holt International, an NGO working in 14 different countries internationally. Previously, Amanda was the Program Coordinator for the College of Design Office of Development at the University of Oregon. She has years of experience in higher education fundraising, donor and community relations, public speaking, and writing. She has also for years been engaged as a volunteer with several community organizations, especially focusing on the arts, education, and theatre. Amanda’s first career was in theatrical design and dance choreography. […]

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Susan Gallagher identifies successful practices transportation agencies can use for workforce development

Susan Gallagher is the Education and Workforce Program Manager at the Western Transportation Institute, a transportation research center at Montana State University. Her professional roles include promoting student research involvement and experiential learning opportunities; overseeing workforce development and continuing education initiatives for the Center; and K-12 outreach. She is also the Director of the West Region Transportation Workforce Center, a resource center serving a ten-state regional network of transportation organizations, workforce advocates, and educational institutions to communicate best practices, catalyze new strategic partnerships, and leverage resources to enhance the transportation workforce at all levels. […]

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Sean O’Donoghue is inspired by the innovation and creativity of EPIC Africa members

As a local government employee who oversees our City’s transdisciplinary research programme, I was moved by how committed academic partners were improving the lives of residents in an informal settlement of one of our catchment rehabilitation projects. The lines between practitioner, academic and settlement dweller have become blurred for all participants. All of this was done to reduce vulnerability and support a decent standard of living within such settlements in Durban. […]

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Steve Russell seeks to share resources and learn together to improve the world

Steve Russell is the Program Manager of Project Cities, an initiative of the Sustainable Cities Network at Arizona State University. Russell holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies, also from ASU. His most recent professional roles include directing the local food program at the nation’s largest coalition of local businesses, Local First Arizona, and launching a carbon management and urban forestry pilot program for ASU. […]

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Kristofer Patrón-Soberano creates eye-opening experiences for local government leaders and university students

Kristofer Patrón-Soberano is the Programs’ manager for SDSU’s Center for Regional Sustainability and program administrator for the Sage Project. He is an economist from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico, but turned green by completing his master’s degree in environmental management at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (El Colef) in Tijuana. His research focused on the economic valuation of natural resources, binational collaboration and US-Mexico governance. After earning his degree, he continued working at El Colef as coordinator of border projects. […]

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Maria Dahmus develops novel ways to engage the public with community-university partnership projects

Maria Dahmus, Ph.D. is the co-founder and director of the Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) in the Office of Sustainability Initiatives at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Maria develops and implements the strategic vision for SCP, from multi-year partnerships and project development to daily operations. In 2017, Maria created SCP Arts. […]

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