Catherine Corson is the Miller Worley Associate Professor of Environmental Studies. As a political ecologist, she uses ethnography to explore questions of power, knowledge, and justice in case studies from rural villages to international policy arenas. Her current research focuses on the rise of market-based environmentalism, popular resistance to it, and associated shifts in environmental governance. Prior to receiving her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, Corson spent a decade as an environment and development policy analyst. Her interdisciplinary academic training, in biology, development studies, and environmental economics, as well as political ecology, underpins an interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research.
Jenica M. Allen
Jenica Allen is the Campus Living Lab Manager at the Miller Worley Center for the Environment. Allen is an ecologist with a diverse research background in plant ecology, global change, quantitative methods, and GIS and currently works collaboratively with ecologists, resource economists, computer scientists, and natural resource managers on invasive plant issues. At the Miller Worley Center, she collects and manages environmental monitoring data on campus, provides interdisciplinary curricular support for use of the Campus Living Lab, promotes the discoverability and use of Campus Living Lab resources, and assists students and faculty with environmentally-oriented independent research on campus.
Carey Lang ’15 started working for the Miller Worley Center for the Environment in 2017 as a year-long alumna Sustainability Fellow, while also working part-time as the program coordinator for the Restoration Ecology Program. In the fall of 2018, she began her current position as the Center’s Assistant Director. Lang's work for the Center includes writing for and coordinating with marketing and communications, supervising the Center's student interns and managing student outreach and engagement, and several other projects to improve campus sustainability.
Jordan Lassonde ’16
Jordan Lassonde ’16 is the Sustainability Program Coordinator for the Miller Worley Center for the Environment. She majored in English Literature while attending Mount Holyoke and continued her studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam earning her Masters in 2017. Lassonde developed her program management skills during her recent work with the College’s Speaking, Arguing, and Writing Program. With her strong humanities background, she is excited to contribute to the center’s efforts in fostering a culture of sustainability across departments and across campus.
Ruby Maddox is the Internship Coordinator at the Miller Worley Center for the Environment and the Study Abroad Coordinator at the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. Ruby has over 12 years of experience working in higher education and experiential learning. Ruby is the co-founder of Gardening the Community; a youth urban agriculture and food justice organization in Springfield, MA, and Leaders of the Free World; an international experience and leadership development program for young black men.