Tennessee Student looking for activism opportunities and subject for undergrad thesis

Undergraduate Student

Short Bio:

I’m Jennifer Grant. I’m from Chattanooga and I live in Johnson City. I attend ETSU under the Midway Honors scholarship. My focus is in English and Appalachian Studies, and I have a passion for food, agriculture, sustainable energy, traditional music, and literature. I would like to be involved in Appalachian activism and continue my education in a way that supports that.

My/our needs are:

The most pressing need I have is to find a subject for my undergraduate thesis in Appalachian studies. I would love to be able to write about sustainable agriculture, food justice, or mountaintop removal. However, the scope of my research must be narrow, because my undergraduate thesis is only 35-50 pages.

My/our wishes are:

I would like to learn more about creating green energy, sustainable farming practices, and traditional folkways, particularly music.

Scholar-activist seeking a degree and interested in public interest environmentalism, grassroots leadership, and public policy. I am a leader of the University of Alabama Environmental Council.

Undergraduate Student

Short Bio:

I am Elizabeth Heeter, from Birmingham AL and a student at the University of Alabama. I want to be an environmental lawyer one day, working in communities that lack public resourcces, legislating against corporations who threaten puclic and environmental welfare, and empowering people to take ahold of their rights. I think my main goals in the near future are to engage in community-based volunteer work and build relationships with non-profits and other organizations who support the grassroots. Any direction or advice offered would be greatly appreciated!

My/our needs are:

I want to devolp skill in developing public policy and find out how ecologically-based laws can be implemented in a society. I want to research lawyers and law firms that do this in the context of grassroots activism.