Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Announces New Board Members
Contact: Carolyn Anthon
Office: (202) 503-4638
May 26, 2022
For immediate release
Baltimore, MD — The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s elections. The candidates below were selected by their peers earlier this month, with the results certified by the AESS Elections committee.
President-Elect: Karin Warren
Board Treasurer: Dave Hassenzahl
Board at-large: Katherine Hasnain, Theresa Selfa, Zipangani Vokhiwa
Nominations Committee: Christine Kirchhoff, Brieanne Berry, Christina Downs (Student)
The new members come from wide ranging backgrounds including a natural scientist, a former livestock officer and an archeology technician. We have individuals joining us from across the entire United States, from Maine and Florida all the way to California. The newly elected board, some who have served on the board previously, expressed honor and gratitude at serving AESS in their new positions.
“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve as President-Elect with AESS President Kat Owens and continuing and new AESS Board members,” said Karin Warren. “I respect the potential and power of shared vision and collaborative leadership and look forward to helping to increase participation and engagement in our organization and inclusion of a diversity of perspectives and experiences.”
Brieanne Berry, whose research focuses on systems of production/consumption/disposal, said, “I’m so thrilled to join AESS in this capacity and look forward to strengthening and growing this vibrant organization!”
Dave Hassenzahl brings a wealth of experience to the AESS board as he previously served as president and secretary and he is also one of the founding members of AESS. In his new role as treasurer, he plans “to continue the good work of the outgoing treasurer by maintaining transparent, sustainable, and orderly finances.”
The newly elected will officially take office following the close of the annual AESS conference, which is being held in Baltimore from June 20-22.
Thank you to the Nominations Committee, chaired by Erin Burkett, who is responsible for recruiting and nominating candidates for elective offices. Learn more about AESS Committees. If you wish to serve on a committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All AESS members are welcome to serve!
The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences is a scholarly and professional organization that promotes interdisciplinary research, teaching and service for faculty and students in the more than 1,000 Environmental academic programs nationwide and beyond.
To find out more about the elected, visit AESS’s election page.
Board President Elect
Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies & Science, Randolph College
Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, California State University, Chico