2008 Scholar

Sam M. Schiller
Northwestern University

Sam M. Schiller
Sam Schiller studies Social and Environmental Policy at Northwestern University. He has actively pursued campus sustainability through his student group ECO. As a result of ECO's efforts, Northwestern formed a Sustainability Working Group to reduce Northwestern's carbon footprint. Sam also lobbied to replace campus vehicles with Priuses, and is currently working on greening Northwestern's purchasing policies. Sam coordinates the Public Interest Program fellowship, placing graduating seniors in non-profit jobs in the Chicago area. A member of the Hillel executive board and the Northwestern Political Union, he has also implemented initiatives to improve public and religious discourse on campus. In his sparse spare time, Sam enjoys playing percussion and laughing at his own neuroses.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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