RISE Board Members
Michele Hèbert, UAF Director of Sustainability (non-voting member)
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Michele Hèbert is the UAF Office of Sustainability Director. In a unique partnership with the ASUAF/Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability, and Energy (RISE) board, Student Services and Cooperative Extension Service, this position is jointly funded and leverages the resources and missions of all three organizations.
Hèbert's extensive background with the Cooperative Extension Service and sustainability paired with her dynamic and engaging leadership style make a winning combination. Hèbert will work with the ASUAF RISE board to facilitate sustainable projects funded by the Student Initiative for Renewable Energy Now (SIREN) fee and Chancellor Rogers.
See Michele's full bio here.
Yasmeen Hossain, Board Chair (non-voting member)
Yasmeen is a PhD candidate in the Resilience and Adaptation Program (RAP). She is researching the viability of highly energy efficient housing in Alaska. Her professional background is in the environmental field; working for the World Wildlife Fund, Friends of the Earth, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee and the Solar Electric Power Association.
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Anne Williamson, ASUAF appointed Office Manager (non-voting member)
Anne is the ASUAF Office Manager & Advisor for the Student Government. She is a UAF staff member as well as a non-traditional undergraduate in the Fine Arts program, which gives her a unique perspective on the relationship between UAF administration and student life.
Anne moved to Fairbanks in 2007, and enjoys the influence Alaska has had on her artwork. She also loves fishing, camping and hiking just as much as curling up on the couch with a honey latte and an epic sci-fi novel.
Ian Johnson, Student Representative
I am a current graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks studying through the Resilience and Adaptation Program (RAP) to achieve my M.S. degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation with intended graduation in the spring of 2015. I am an avid outdoors-man who hunts, fishes, backpacks, canoes, goes birding, and kayaks; aside from that I am an amateur photographer who dabbles in guitar playing and fiddling/violin. I grew up in rural Minnesota and lived in Maine for several years before coming to Alaska.
I did my undergrad at Northland College (www.northland.edu) which had a strong environmental mission with composting in the cafeteria used in the community gardens, a strong recycling program, and a community based/ small feel to school and living. I carried those things through with me and am serving as the Resident Assistant in the Sustainable Village for the 2013-2014 school year (https://www.facebook.com/UafSustainableVillage). My interest in the RISE board is to bring the working concepts that I saw in my undergrad to UAF.
Christin Anderson, Student Representative
I started my Natural Resources master's degree in fall 2013. I have a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College. I am passionate about mycology, bioremediation, and dancing. I was raised by park rangers in Death Valley National Park, but currently call Anchorage home.