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Meet Alexandra He

alexandra-heAlexandra He is a third-year law student in the College of Law. Sustainability at the University of Illinois is important to her, she says, because a sustainable campus not only sets a great example for the community, but instills good values in students and leaves a great legacy for future students.

Alexandra first got involved with iSEE through the Student Sustainability Leadership Council — a collaborative body of leaders of environmentally-related student organizations. She later heard about the Sustainability Working Advisory Teams (SWATeams) from then-Associate Director for Campus Sustainability Ben McCall and “jumped at the opportunity to participate” on the Agriculture, Land Use, Food, and Sequestration team.

Although she lacks some of the hard scientific knowledge needed to fully formulate solutions to campus sustainability problems, she is happy to help in any way she can to get the campus to reach its iCAP goals. She sees hope in student groups — especially when they work together and cooperate on larger initiatives.

Before her time on the Agriculture, Land Use, Food, and Sequestration SWATeam is done, she hopes the team will acquire clear and accurate data on local food purchasing and agricultural emissions and that with this data team members will set clear revised iCAP targets for the next five and 10 years. Seeing tangible steps toward a sustainable campus is very important to Alexandra.

Outside of the classroom, Alexandra is involved with the Environmental Law Society, the Energy Law Association, the Asian American Law Students Association, and the Inter-Cultural Development Initiative. She loves being outdoors, camping at Kickapoo State Park, playing law school softball, and cycling.

 

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