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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
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Meet Cathy Liebowitz, Student Sustainability Committee Coordinator

Cathy Liebowitz is the Coordinator for the Student Sustainability Committee, a body of Illinois students that oversees the allocation of more than $1.1 million of student fee-generated revenue to support campus sustainability projects.

Prior to joining the staff at Illinois in July 2017, she worked with Greek undergraduate student communities at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Finding a niche at the intersection of higher education and sustainability, she advised and supported her residents on sustainability projects to better the campus community. She also co-designed a Green Chapter program for the Greek community there and managed two Greek chapter houses.

Having worked professionally with students for more than two years, she says she most admires their tenacity, problem solving, and passion for sustainability.

Cathy earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs & International Education Policy from the University of Maryland.

Outside of work, you’ll find her cooking, volunteering on service projects, and staying active outdoors. Cathy looks forward to supporting U of I students as they continue to transform the Urbana-Champaign community toward a greener future.