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Staff

The staff in the Sustainability Office are composed of passionate students with a drive to motivate the campus to think, act and be sustainable. The staff is composed of students with many different majors and backgrounds. Each person brings a different perspective to the group and with that diversity the staff has become resourceful and has gained the ability to communicate efficiently.

Erika Bailey-Johnson

  • Education: BA in Biology from the U of M, Morris
    • Master's degree in Environmental Studies from BSU in 2006
  • Teaching History: Taught for two years in Mexico and three years in Kuwait with her husband before returning home in Northern Minnesota; currently teaches as an adjunct instructor for the course People and the Environment.
  • Erika has been the Sustainability Coordinator at Bemidji State University since the fall of 2008
  • She maintains an active schedule with two young boys and a passion to make this community a healthier and more sustainable place
  • Click here to contact Erika

Abbey Lindee

  • Major: Indian Studies and Ojibwe Language
  • Hometown: Bemidji, MN
  • Started working in the Sustainability Office in Fall 2010
  • Interests outside of work: working with horses, riding bike, playing with her nephews and her dogs, and doing just about anything outside
  • Contact: abbey.lindee@live.bemidjistate.edu

Erik Nims

  • Major: Art and Design
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
  • Started working in the Sustainability Office in Fall 2013
  • Interests outside of work: Computers and music
  • Contact: erik.nims@bemidjistate.edu

Jordan Morgan

  • Major: Environmental Studies, Policy and Planning
  • Hometown: St. Peter, MN
  • Started working in the Sustainability Office in Fall 2013
  • Interests outside of work: Music and camping
  • Contact: jmorgan@bemidjistate.edu

Trevor Smith

  • Major: Environmental Studies, Outdoor Education
  • Hometown: Bemidji, MN
  • Started working in the Sustainability Office in Fall 2013
  • Interests outside of work: Hiking, rock climbing, camping and skiing
  • Contact: tsmith@bemidjistate.edu

 

Alexandra Miller

  • Major: Environmental Studies
  • Hometown: Dilworth, MN
  • Started working in the Sustainability Office Fall 2011
  • Interests outside of work: Kayaking, biking, camping, traveling
  • Contact: alexandra.miller2@live.bemidjistate.edu

Dylan Sievers

  • Major: Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Engineering
    • Minor: Economics
  • Hometown: Park Rapids, MN
  • Started working in the Sustainability Office Summer 2011
  • Interests outside of work: traveling to new places and doing new things while meeting the best people I could ever hope to
  • Contact: dylan.sievers@live.bemidjistate.edu

John Frazier

  • Major: Technical Art Design
  • Hometown: Northfield, MN
  • Started working in the Sustainability Office Summer 2012
  • Interest outside of work: History, hanging out with people, rock climbing, and drawing
  • Contact: john.frazier@live.bemidjistate.edu

Sara Dennison- Green Corp Member

  • Hometown: Wheat Ridge, Colorado and Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
  • Education: .Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Minor in Outdoor Education in May 2010
  • Serving the Bemidji community this year as a MN GreenCorp member (an AmeriCorps program managed through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) and BSU's Sustainability Office is the host site!
  • Interests: Writing, painting, archery, downhill and cross country skiing, camping, paddle boarding, coffee shops, and campfires
  • Contact: sdennision@bemidjistate.edu

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
~ John Muir