EMMA BODE | BOZEMAN, MT
Nominated by Amara Reese-Hansell & Haley CoX
Emma Bode is a master's student at Montana State University mapping beetle kill trees in Colorado using satellite Imagery. In February 2016, she co-founded Sustainability Now (AKA: SNow), a MSU student club that facilitates service, promotes education, and sparks activism for environmental justice. In the past year and a half, SNow passed student body government resolutions in support of science based policy making, renewable energy, and Reinvestment of the university endowment into sustainable enterprises. Through SNow, Emma organized an annual sustainability fair, advocated for reduced dining hall food waste, and encouraged students to get involved in local and statewide policy making concerning sustainability. An enthusiastic advocate for environmental health, economic prosperity, and social equality, she believes that the three are interdependent. Additionally, Emma collects data on pollinators and microplastic pollution as a volunteer for Adventure Scientists, a nonprofit connecting adventurers with scientist that need data in remote places. When not hitting the books, Emma heads to the mountains to ski, climb, and paraglide. Look for her at the grocery discount rack where she “rescues” veggies (AKA: sketch-tables).