LWF Announces 2022 Conservation Leadership Corps Students

A new year means a new cohort of Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s (LWF) Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC)! LWF has selected 22 undergraduate students from 10 universities in Louisiana for its fourth cohort. The CLC is a leadership development program that provides expert training for future conservation leaders. LWF is excited to meet our new class later this month for their first session.

Training will be provided by current and former natural resource professionals in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Students will be presented with real-world issues and experience. This year’s focus is on habitat conservation. Through the integration of presentations, case studies, and collaborative activities, students will increase their knowledge of conservation policy and build skills in leadership and advocacy.

Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, this year’s cohort will meet online with the final meeting in April planned in-person at Chicot State Park. Training will take place during one weekend each month in January, February, March, and April 2022.

This year’s Conservation Leadership Corps students are:

James Anderson
Sophomore
Coastal Environmental Science
Louisiana State University

 


Afia Boaitey
Freshman
Neuroscience
Xavier University of Louisiana



Faith Boutte

Junior
Biology
Nicholls State University



Mario Campo

Junior
Biology-Wetlands Ecology
Southeastern Louisiana University



Carly Carpenter

Sophomore
Environmental Management Systems-Policy Analysis
Louisiana State University



Chelsea Coleman

Senior
Animal Science
McNeese State University



Eva Counts
Sophomore
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Louisiana State University



Saidee Fonseca
Freshman
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
Louisiana State University



Mia Foster
Sophomore
Biology
Louisiana State University



Lily Gleneck
Senior
Coastal Environmental Science
Louisiana State University



Aaliyah Hameed
Junior
Marine Biology
Louisiana State University

 


Madelyn Helm
Sophomore
Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University



Alexandra Himel
Sophomore
Marine Biology
Nicholls State University


Sahil Inaganti
Junior
Environmental Studies, Public Health, & Political Economy
Tulane University

 


Nautica Jones
Senior
Biology
University of Louisiana-Monroe



Kayla Keats
Freshman
International Relations& Environmental Studies
Tulane University



Hannah Laville
Senior
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
Louisiana State University



Emmerson Lyons
Freshman
Biological Sciences
LSU-Eunice



Katarina Perlsweig
Senior
Environmental Science
Loyola University

 


Amanda Ross

Junior
Chemical Engineering
Louisiana State University



Sarah Sargent

Senior
Biology
Northwestern State University



Thomas Showers

Senior
Biology
University of Louisiana-Monroe

Students from colleges and universities across the state were eligible to apply. LWF was thrilled to see the continued growing interest in the program. LWF would like to extend our thanks to faculty and staff that helped share this opportunity with their students.

Of course, this program is not possible without the help and support of our dedicated volunteers and funders. Thank you to our Conservation Education Committee for their help in the selection process and to the Stuller Family Foundation for their continued support in helping fund the program.

Congratulations to the 2022 Conservation Leadership Corps students! We look forward to kicking things off this month!

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