Three Ford School master's students named among first Dow Sustainability Fellows
Cassarah Brown (MPP '14), Adrianna McIntyre (MPP/MPH '15), and Betsy Riley (MPP/MS '14) are part of forty master's and professional degree students selected to receive the Dow Sustainability Fellowship at the University of Michigan.
This is the first year the Dow Sustainability Fellowships, established by a six-year gift from the Dow Chemical Company, have been awarded. The fellowships were awarded to students in eight schools and colleges at U-M for their commitment to studies focused on sustainability at the local and global level. The fellows were selected based on their prior work, potential for leadership and collaborative work, and interest in creating interdisciplinary and actionable sustainability solutions.
"We went through a very rigorous nomination and review process," said Andrew Horning, acting director of the Graham Sustainability Institute, which administers the fellows program on behalf of the university. "These fellows represent some of the highest-caliber interdisciplinary thinkers at the university—and, undoubtedly, some of the future sustainability leaders for our planet."
The interests of this year's fellows range from water and energy to climate change and environmental law. Recipients of the fellowship will receive a $20,000 stipend to support their studies and join a community of sustainability scholars by participating in monthly workshops and other activities.