student : Alana SiegnerMA, PhD

Alana Siegner graduated from Tufts University in 2012 with a double major in Environmental Studies and International Relations. She was the Local Outreach Chair of the Tufts-Engineers Without Borders chapter, and spent 3 summers traveling to Uganda to work on an EWB clean water storage project. Before coming to ERG, Alana served for 2 years as an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow with Citizen Schools, working with 8th graders in Boston Public Schools. At ERG, she is interested in uniting her environmental and educational interests. Currently, she is researching sustainable food systems and farm to school programs as mechanisms for developing student environmental literacy. Her Master’s project focused on the San Juan Islands specifically as a case study of high-functioning school food programs and environmental education. She is now pursuing further research on integrating climate change curriculum and farm to school programs in both urban and rural school communities. Alana also works as the Agriculture and Plumbing Systems Engineer for the THIMBY tiny house project, a collaboration of ERG students, faculty, and graduate students from other departments.




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