Click our logo for the Sierra Club homepage.
Scrapbook: Sierra Club Student Leader Wins Udall Scholarship

« Hair! Flow it, Show it, Test It | Main | A 530-Mile Trek From the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean »

Sierra Club Scrapbook

April 04, 2011

Sierra Club Student Leader Wins Udall Scholarship

Siri-Simons-and-coal-plant Siri-Simons

No foolin'! On April 1, University of Minnesota Campuses Beyond Coal co-founder Siri Simons was awarded the 2011 Udall Scholarship in recognition of her commitment to the environment. Established by Congress in 1992, the Udall Foundation honors Arizona Congressman Morris Udall's 30-year legacy of public service and commitment to environmental reform.

Simons, a junior at the university, is pursuing a bachelor of science in environmental sciences, policy, and management. She plans to work in the field of sustainable agriculture and hopes to direct an environmental non-profit that collaborates with farmers, consumers, and government officials to support organic farming and soil & water conservation through policy change.

"Siri is a rock-star leader," says Minneapolis-based Sierra Club organizer Michele Rosier, who gives kudos to Sierra Student Coalition organizer Tim Harlan-Marks and Club staffer Jessica Tatro for mentoring Simons last year.

Read the full account of Simons' award in the University of Minnesota News.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Sierra Club Student Leader Wins Udall Scholarship:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2011 Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club.