Jen Myers is an instructor in the Sustainability Double Degree Program. She teaches SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment, SUS 350 Sustainable Communities, and SUS 420 Social Dimensions of Sustainability. Prior to joining the Sustainability Double Degree program, she was the program coordinator for OSU’s Student Sustainability Initiative in Student Leadership and Involvement.
Jen has a master’s degree in Environmental Ethics from Lancaster University in the U.K. and is currently completing a PhD in Sustainability Education through Prescott College. Her research focuses on the connections between environmental health, social justice, and place attachment in Vieques, Puerto Rico with an aim to identify strategies for psychological resilience in the face of climate change.
Her studies and work have provided opportunities to learn about sustainability in communities around the world, including an environmental education position with Peace Corps Gabon. Jen also brings significant non-profit experience in local food systems and wilderness education experience as a backpacking instructor for under-served youth. She is currently serving as president of the board of Power Up for Climate Solutions, a local non-profit inspiring climate activism.