2012 Scholar

Margaret E. Kearney
Rhode Island School of Design

Margaret E. Kearney
Margaret is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, working on a BFA in textile design with a concentration in environmental studies. She is a coordinating member of the Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition and a national leader with the Sierra Student Coalition where she serves as the chair of curriculum development. She is currently working with the SSC to co-direct a summer training program in environmental organizing for young people in Detroit, MI. She strives to connect her studio work to her activism and explores ways to use her own talents and artistic passions to support this fight for environmental change.

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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