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Sophomore Joevita Weah Awarded Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship

Sophomore Joevita Weah Awarded Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship

March 23, 2018

DePauw University sophomore Joevita Weah is the recipient of a Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship through the University of California, Santa Cruz. An environmental geoscience major and Environmental Fellow at DePauw, Weah is one of 20 students from around the United States and its territories accepted into the UCSC program.

The scholarship exposes early-career college students to the field of environmental conservation through field research, leadership and professional training. Weah and the other recipients will participate in a two-year conservation leadership program which includes a $4,000 annual stipend and a winter workshop on professional development and leadership in conservation, and support and mentoring.

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Weah is active in DePauw's Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP), where she is currently serving as a student manager for the DePauw Environmental Policy Project group. As a first-year student, she interned over Winter Term with the Greencastle City Planner and created an animated video to educate local residents about proper disposal of household pollutants.

The sophomore also participated in an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) last summer at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) comparing air pollution and public health in the region to public opinion on climate change.

Joevita Weah with Senator Donnelly (D-Ind.)

Over fall break, Weah was among a group of DePauw students who traveled to Washington, D.C. to discuss environmental issues with legislators.  (photo, l-r: Sam Daughenbaugh '20, Quinn Keegan '20, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D - Ind.), Miguel Suarez '20, Weah,  and Kiara Goodwine '19)