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2019 Sustainable CT Fellows


Through the Sustainable CT Fellowship Program, students from Connecticut colleges and universities will receive training, supervision, and a stipend to help our communities implement Sustainable CT actions and obtain points towards certification.


Allison Brown

Allison is a senior at Eastern Connecticut State University. She is a double major in English and Environmental Studies with a minor in French. Allison will be working at the CT Metropolitan Council of Governments in Bridgeport this summer. Last summer, Allison visited Mount Washington and the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Alexis Meehan

Alexis is a senior at the University of Connecticut. She is pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science. This summer, Alexis will be working at the Northeastern CT Council of Governments in Dayville. This past semester, Alexis studied abroad at the University College Dublin in Ireland!

Avatar Simpson

Avatar is in the class of 2020 at Connecticut College. He is an Environmental Studies major and an Economics and Religious Studies double minor. Avatar will be working with the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments in Waterbury. Last fall, Avatar polar plunged off the coast of Tasmania in the Southern Ocean during his semester abroad in Australia.

Catherine Xi

Catherine is in the class of 2021 at Wesleyan University, double majoring in the College of Social Studies (CSS) and Environmental Studies. She will be working with the Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments in Essex. Catherine’s favorite national park is Yellowstone.

Chadwick Schroeder

Chadwick is an upcoming junior at the University of Connecticut, double majoring in Political Science and Environmental Studies. He is going to be working at the Western CT Council of Governments in Sandy Hook. Chadwick enjoys riding his bike in the forest.

Desira Blanchard

Desira attends the University of Connecticut. She is a senior and will graduate in the fall of 2019. Desira is an Urban and Community Studies major and a Political Science minor. She will be working at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments in Waterbury. Desira has studied abroad in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic.

Harry Zehner

Harry is a rising Junior at the University of Connecticut, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Policy and Economics. This summer he will be working at the Capitol Region Council of Governments in Hartford. In his free time, Harry enjoys podcasting with his friends.

Joseph Marsalisi

Joseph is in the class of 2020 at ECSU. He is majoring in Environmental Earth Science with a concentration in Sustainable Energy and a minor in Astronomy Outreach and Public Presentation. Joseph will be working with the Southeastern CT Council of Governments in Norwich. Joseph is a certified rescue scuba diver and loves spending time working in his coral reef aquariums.

Kelly-Anne Moffa

Kelly-Anne is a junior at the University of Connecticut. She is a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies. Kelly-Anne will be working with the Northwest Hills Council of Governments in Goshen. Kelly-Anne has spent her past two spring breaks volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in different states across the country.

Kendra Beaver

Kendra is a rising Senior at Dickinson College, majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Political Science. This summer she will be working with the Western CT Council of Governments in Sandy Hook. During the Fall 2018 semester, Kendra studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mackenzie Pias

Mackenzie is a Junior in the Class of 2020 at the University of Connecticut. She is majoring in Environmental Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. Mackenzie will be working at the Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments in Essex. Mackenzie is on the track and cross country teams at UConn.

Normandy Avery

Normandy graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2017 with a major in Marine Science and minor in Psychology. She is currently working on completing UConn’s Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management Graduate Certificate this fall. Normandy is excited to be working at the Northeastern CT Council of Governments in Dayville. Normandy used to volunteer, and interned at the Mystic Aquarium working with the seals and sea lions.

Regina Harlig

Regina is a Master of Environmental Management Candidate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). Regina will be working in the Capitol Region Council of Governments in Hartford. She’s excited to spend the summer exploring Connecticut beaches and deciding once and for all who makes the best pizza in New Haven.


Rhea Grant

Rhea is in the class of 2022 at Yale University, majoring in Environmental Studies. She will be working at the South Central Regional Council of Governments in North Haven. Rhea does improv comedy with Yale’s "Just Add Water" comedy troupe.

Sarah Mount

Sarah is a member of the class of 2020 at Wesleyan University. She is an Economics and Environmental Studies double major with a Data Analysis minor. This summer Sarah will be working for the Southeastern CT Council of Governments in Norwich. Sarah's favorite pastime is roller-skating, and she can often be found playing roller derby with the Hartford Area Roller Derby league in Vernon, Connecticut.