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 Fellow
Emily comes to us from SUNY Oneonta where she completed a degree in Environmental Science, worked as a student Sustainability Coordinator for Sodexo, served on the President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability, served as a member of the Village of Cooperstown Sustainability Committee, and organized BioBlitzes and other education initiatives for a non-profit organization in Cooperstown, NY. Her list of efforts and accomplishments is long, and we are thrilled that we now get to tap her seemingly unlimited energy and vision.
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.