The Alumni Fellows

Sarah Coffey

Sarah Coffey

Majors: Environmental Science and Geography, Honors Program

Class of 2018

Time spent as an Environmental Fellow: four years (2014-18)

As the first environmental fellow, Sarah works to mentor the younger fellows to follow their passions and to become better leaders in the Stetson community. She is an environmental science and geography major who is passionate about implementing social and behavioral change using an interdisciplinary approach. Sarah is particularly interested in environmental justice issues as well as the bidirectional relationship between industrialized food systems and climate change.

With the support of her professors, she became a 2016 Udall Scholar for her environmental initiatives and engagement with the Stetson community. She is also a 2017 Campus Compact Civic Newman Fellow due to her social justice activism in the community. In the future, she hopes to help build sustainable communities and include all people, especially the indigenous, as a part of the solution.

Nathan Bodger

Nathan Bodger

Major: Religious Studies

Minors: Philosophy, Environmental Studies, History, International Studies

Class of 2019

Time spent as an Environmental Fellow: four years (2015-19)

Nathan was the second environmental fellow, having joined as a Freshman in 2015. As a dual citizen of the UK and USA, he brought a broad understanding of environmental issues to the fellowship and understands the need for international solutions to environmental problems. Nathan majored in Religious Studies major and is intrigued by the role religion and culture play in people’s mindsets and everyday decisions.

Nathan’s primary project as a fellow was the institution of the Stetson University Revolving Green Fund (RGF). The RGF is currently financed through a $5 per student per semester portion of tuition which is used solely to construct sustainable development projects on campus. The first project was a 231-panel solar array on the roof of the Carlton Union Building. Nathan is now pursuing a career in International Environmental Law.

Allison Terry

Allison Terry

Major: Environmental Studies

Minor: Management; Communication and Media Studies

Class of 2019

Time spent as an Environmental Fellow: three years (2016-19)

Allison Terry is Stetson's third environmental fellow. Her passion for the natural world focuses on preserving coasts and mountains as well as the species in them. Her concern for the degradation of clean water and air by pollution inspires her work to educate others and raise awareness about current challenges to the environment. To her it is simple: these environments provide all life on earth with ecosystem services necessary for survival, so we MUST protect them.

Allison refined her skills through a major in environmental studies and a double minor in management and communication to gain a better understanding of how the environment impacts multiple aspects of our lives and how she can convey these ideas to the public. She aspires to work for and manage non-profit environmental organizations focused on sustainability and upholding environmental rights for all.

Matthew Heid

Matthew Heid

Major: Digital Arts

Minor: Music

Class of 2021

Time spent as an Environmental Fellow: one year (2017-18)

Matthew's goal is to be a Walt Disney Imagineer, designing attractions for the Disney Parks. He has always cared deeply for the environment because it serves all living things. Without a healthy environment, nothing can thrive. He believes that we must all do our part to take care of the planet.