• Director, SPARC Environmental Justice Lab
  • Associate Professor, Sch Of Environ,Society&Sustain

Professional Service

  • Environmental Education Research Journal. Role: Manuscript review. Periodic reviewer. 03/09/2015 - present
  • Salt Lake City Government. Role: Task Force Member. Food Policy Task Force. 01/17/2014 - present

Internal Service

  • Community Engaged Scholarship Committee. Committee member, 11/2017 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Senate. Senator, 08/2016 - present. University service.
  • Global Change and Sustainability Center Executive Committee Member. 08/2015 - present. University service.
  • General Education Curriculum Committee. Committee member, 08/2014 - present. University service.
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program Executive Committee. 08/2011 - present. Department service.

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 05/2018
  • Faculty Teaching Award for Innovation in General Education. University of Utah, 09/15/2017
  • Superior Teaching Award. University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 03/03/2017
  • Public Service Professorship. University of Utah, 02/2016
  • Enlightened 50 Award - The E-50 includes recognizes business and religious leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, community volunteers, journalists, leaders of nonprofits, and elected officials who: pioneer innovative and sustainable approaches to the critical issues facing Utah; demonstrate a commitment to community engagement; make a profound mark on Utah’s quality of life; and value collaboration, entrepreneurship and creativity. Community Foundation of Utah, 07/2015
  • Equity and Diversity Award received for advocating for inclusiveness in environmental education and social justice in and out of her classroom. She is involved in the local environmental community through partnerships with New Roots program, Comunidades Unidas and Bryant Middle School providing environmental education and literacy. Her environmental commitment has been instrumental in bridging the gap between underserved communities and the university. Equity and Diversity Award, 04/2013


  • Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC), Affiliate faculty, 09/2013 - present

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