Sydney (she/her) is a Southern storytelling environmentalist with degrees in Fine Arts and Environmental Sustainability from the University of Michigan. Her interest in food justice and respect for land and place-based culture came from her time working on several small organic farms while in school. Her interests range from ethnobotany to community building and self governance structures to political history, all of which continue to lead her to interesting conversations and experiences. Now, as Community Engagement Coordinator for the DDCSP Alumni Network, Sydney’s environmentalism involves planning and facilitating webinars with speakers across concentrations, designing marketing tools, and supporting the alumni community however else they need. Sydney is constantly learning something new, and, when she’s not working, she can usually be found in a corner with a stack of books.