Education iCAP Team

A poster showing key points from the iCAP 2020 Education Chapter.

“At-a-glance” key points from the iCAP 2020 Education theme. Click for an enlarged version.

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The Education Team, formed in 2019, will examine curricular and extracurricular educational opportunities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that will help campus accomplish its Illinois Climate Action Plan goals.

This team will seek to complement the disciplinary educational experience of undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, research, and independent study about sustainability, energy, and the environment.

Overarching goals will also include teaching students, the campus community, and the community at large to:

  • consider sustainability in day-to-day life;
  • acquire sustainability knowledge and skills; and
  • embrace sustainability as a personal vision.

iCAP Topical Teams report annually on progress made toward Illinois Climate Action Plan objectives in their area of focus.

Read a 2023 update on iCAP progress in education >>>


Current Team Members
  • Faculty: Kate Abney, Associate Director of Intercultural and Global Learning, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (2022-)
  • Faculty: Anna-Maria Marshall, Associate Professor of Sociology (2021-)
  • Faculty: Luis Rodriguez, Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and iSEE Associate Director for Education & Outreach (2021-)
  • Staff: Gretchen Forman, Program Coordinator for Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience (2021-)
  • Staff: Eric Green, iSEE Academic Instructor/Advisor (2020-)
  • Staff: Anna Mehl, Assistant Director of Online Learning, Office of the Provost (2020-21, 2022-)
  • Student: Katie Jaszczurowski, Undergraduate in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (2023-) Read more about Katie >>>
  • Student: Grace Smith, Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering (2022-) Read more about Grace >>>
  • Clerk: Megan Hanebuth, Undergraduate (2023-) (Email) 
Retired Team Members
  • Student: Bella Polizzotto, Undergraduate in Animal Sciences (2022-23) Read more about Bella >>>
  • Student: Sydney Wei, Undergraduate in Finance and Accounting (2023)
  • Clerk: Asli Topuzlu, Undergraduate in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability (2022-23) Read more about Asli’s work as a Resilience team member >>>
  • Student: Jessica Nicholson, Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering (2021-22) Read more about Jessica >>>
  • Faculty: Sean Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Urban + Regional Planning (2020-22)
  • Staff: Natalie Bosecker, Director of Professional Science Master’s, Graduate College (2020-22)
  • Student: Gina DeLascio, Undergraduate in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (2021-22) Read more about Gina >>>
  • Student: Matthew Rodriguez, Undergraduate (2021-22)
  • Clerk: Mallory Mahen, Undergraduate in Technical Systems Management (2020-22) Read more about Mallory >>>
  • Faculty: Gillen D’Arcy Wood (Chair), Professor of English and iSEE Associate Director for Education & Outreach (2019-21) (Email)
  • Faculty: Cheelan Bo-Linn, Senior Specialist in Education, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (2020-21)
  • Student: Jayce Carlson, Undergraduate in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (2020-21) Read more about Jayce and his prior work on the Energy SWATeam >>>
  • Student: Anna Riedl, Undergraduate in Marketing and Management (2020-21)
  • Student: Blaise Torrence, Master’s student in Accounting Science (2020-21)
  • Faculty: Julie Cidell, Associate Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science (2019-20)
  • Faculty: Ann-Perry Witmer, Instructor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (2019-20) Read more about Ann >>>
  • Staff: Sharlene Denos, Associate Director of Outreach & Inclusivity, Department of Physics (2019-20)
  • Staff: Stacy Gloss, Research Specialist, Applied Research Institute (2019-20) Read more about Stacy >>>
  • Staff: Dave Guth, Assistant Director for Facilities, Illini Union (2019-20) Read more about Dave >>>
  • Student: Carolyn Cai, Undergraduate in Agricultural and Consumer Economics (2019-20) Read more about Carolyn >>>
  • Student: Fina Healy, Undergraduate in Agricultural & Biological Engineering (2019-20) Read more about Fina >>>
  • Student: Alexa Smith, Undergraduate in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (2019-20) Read more about Alexa >>>
  • Clerk: Regina Cassidy, Graduate Assistant at Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (2019) Read more about Regina >>>