Guest Speaker: Leander Lacy, Social Scientist, the Nature Conservancy
Leander Lacy earned his Masters of Science in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University in 2012. His thesis focused on environmental sustainability in relation to tourism, protected areas, and marginalized communities. Since 2012 he's been employed as a social scientist with The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
TNC is an international nonprofit organization working to address "the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale." TNC has operated for 65 years, has more than 1 million members, employs more than 600 scientists, and does work in 72 different countries. Leander has worked on a wide range of important sustainability related projects and is especially motivated to expand the social responsibility of conservation to traditionally underrepresented groups.
Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP for this event.
Funding for this event was provided by Illinois Tech's Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability and a Faculty Innovation Grant awarded to Arlen Moller, associate professor of psychology.