The Iowa Environmental is pleased to welcome Zoe Muehleip to its team. Zoe joined the Council in August of 2015, and will serve as a communications and development intern during the 2015 fall semester.
During her internship, Zoe will assist the Communications and Development Departments with an assortment of tasks including creating outreach materials, strengthening social media and event planning.
“I am interested in pursuing a career in sustainable development or environmental advocacy, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Iowa Environmental Council,” Zoe said. “I am particularly interested in water and soil resource management, and look forward to developing a more in-depth understanding of these and other environmental problems, and learning what it takes to advocate for their solutions through an organization.”
Zoe is a senior at Simpson College studying Environmental Science and Graphic Design. Prior to working with the Council, she worked as a research intern at Chiang Mai University’s Forest Restoration Research Unit while studying in Thailand during the spring of 2015. After graduation, Zoe is considering graduate studies in sustainability or further environmental sciences.
“Zoe brings a passion for protecting and preserving our natural resources, as well as a broad understanding of environmental issues and how they affect other aspects of society. That knowledge, combined with her research, writing, design and event experience will be a huge asset to the Council,” said Communications and Outreach Director Katy Heggen.
“Zoe has already proven herself to be motivated, smart, capable and a quick-learner,” said Development Director Jamie Burch “We look forward to working with her to strengthen support for the Council and its mission.”