By Margaret Parker
About the Authors
Alex is a junior studying Environmental Science with a minor in Political Science. His academic interests include environmental policy and justice and sustainable development. On campus he is one of the leaders of Northwestern's fossil fuel divestment campaign. He grew up in Newtown, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, and has spent the last two summers working on sustainability in Swarthmore, PA.
Christina Cilento is a junior at Northwestern University and Student Body President, where she studies Learning and Organizational Change, with minors in environmental policy and sustainability. Her main interests are in environmental justice and increasing educational opportunities to learn about climate change. This year she's also become more involved in exploring policy and the government's role in addressing climate and environmental issues, which informed her decision to focus her research on the political underpinnings of the Flint Water Crisis.
Kacie Trimble is a graduating senior from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. As a storyteller and visual journalist, she is always looking to tell stories in compelling ways. She is a writer and designer who loves pop culture, writes about representation of women of color and cares maybe a little too much about the shape of the letter "O" and oxford commas.
Anne Debertin is a junior majoring in Anthropology and Neurobiology. She is interested in environmental issues and the differential ways they impact various populations, particularly how we indirectly affect human health through our impacts (both good and bad) on the environment. This fascination contributed to her passion for exploring the history of Flint.
Margaret Parker is a junior studying Social Policy, Environmental Policy and Culture, and International Studies at Northwestern University. On campus she is involved with Fossil Free NU, the Northwestern University Sailing Team, Project Wildcat, and Alpha Phi. She is a passionate environmentalist who loves spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and kayaking.