Students from 2017

Anna Kolodziejski

ELP Year: 2017

Major: Civil Engineering

Community Partner: UNF Institute of Environmental Research and Education

Poster: JAX Green Shores

The ELP has been invaluable in connecting me with mentors and community leaders in the environmental field. As a project leader, I also get to work with other passionate and driven students who care about making a positive impact on the world around them. Being part of this team truly inspires me and motivates me to shoot for the stars both in my intended career – sustainable structural engineering – and as a personal advocate of environmental conservation.

Courtney Hogan

ELP Year: 2017

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Community Partner: UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Security

Poster: Food Fighters: Student-Powered Hunger Relief

As an ELP project leader, I am grateful to have gained the necessary resources and ability to transform my ideas into a reality to create positive social and environmental change in the community and on campus. I’ve learned how to organize for justice in the professional arena, which has provided me with the experience and motivation needed to expand my influence into the environmental justice community beyond my time in college. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to work alongside other amazing organizers and to form alliances with community members and professionals within Jacksonville. Other partners include: United Way of Northeast Florida, Northeast Florida AIDS Network

Elizabeth “Nikki” Adams

ELP Year: 2017

Major: Ecology and Evolution Biology

Community Partner:

Poster: UNF’s Outdoor Ambassador: Connecting Ospreys with the Outdoors

Participating in the ELP provided me with the tools necessary to network and professionally market and develop as a budding environmental leader. My experience as an engaged project leader also gave me the necessary edge to compete and obtain nationwide internships and grants.

Haley Camp

ELP Year: 2017

Major: Management

Community Partner: St. Johns Riverkeeper

Poster: The Ripple Effect: Where Kids are Guided by the River

“By being a project leader for the Environmental Leadership Program I have gained valuable skills in critical thinking, written and oral communication and time management. With the experiences and skills I have acquired as a project leader, it has sparked an interest in me to continue working in this field so I can inspire and educate others about the environment. I am sad to be graduating and leaving behind the Environmental Center and the “Ripple Effect” project.” Other partners include: Nemours

Kaley Crawford

ELP Year: 2017

Major: History and Anthropology

Community Partner: Timucuan Parks Foundation

Poster: Preservation Project Jacksonville: The Untold Story

The ELP has allowed me to build my professional resume, make valuable relationships through networking, and great memories that add to my college experience at UNF! I am extremely grateful that I have been able to participate with one of the best programs on campus and love how it has helped me to make a difference, and how it has made a difference in me.

Kyle Kenney

ELP Year: 2017

Major: Coastal Biology

Community Partner: UNF Institute of Environmental Research and Education

Poster: Preserve Ambassadors

The ELP has an amazing opportunity for me. I have grown in my leadership skills and have improved greatly in my planning abilities. I look forward to continuing this growth next year. Other partners include: Jax Paddle Sports, Outdoor Nation, UNF Eco Adventure

Sean Lahav

ELP Year: 2016

Major: Political Science: International Relations & Comparative Politics

Community Partner: UNF Institute of Environmental Research and Education

Poster: Exploring Northeast Florida’s Special Places

The ELP has helped me grow, mature, and excel as a rising environmental leader. I also better understand the complexities behind environmental work by working with the people who are dedicated to being stewards. The ELP is an exceptional program that has significantly impacted my life and future career.