Open forums have been set for the campus community to meet the candidates for the Sustainability Coordinator position.

Joseph Herbst’s open forum will be on Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. in CMU 227. Herbst received a Bachelor of Arts in environment and natural resources from the University of Wyoming in Laramie and is completing his Master of Science in natural resources management at North Dakota State University in Fargo. While a student in Wyoming, he worked as a policy analyst intern with the Governor’s office and successfully wrote and obtained a grant to study the state’s biomass resources. Joseph has work experience as a project manager and private consultant for wind and solar energy development in which he collaborated to advance large-scale renewable projects. He is currently a research assistant with the NDSU Extension Service and is working with a water quality/quantity study.

Shawna MullenEardley’s open forum will be on Friday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. in CMU 227. MullenEardley received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. During college, she was an active member of the Gustavus Greens, a campus group devoted to sustainability education and advocacy. MullenEardley has worked as an Interpretive Naturalist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and a Biologist Technician for the Bureau of Land Management in Utah where she supervised and directed different groups in conservation projects. Most recently she is serving as an Urban Forestry Specialist for Minnesota GreenCorps in Duluth.