2013 Scholar

Mara K. Menahan
University of Montana

Mara K. Menahan
Mara Menahan hopes to become a landscape planner focusing on mitigating climate change and creating livable communities. She is double majoring in geography and environmental studies with a minor in climate change studies. Mara was a member of “Bhutan Ride for Climate,” biking across Bhutan with youth from the Himalayas to explore the impacts of climate change. Since then, she developed visual aids to better communicate this issue. Mara has also worked to protect Montana’s open spaces with Montana Land Reliance. At the University of Montana, she demonstrates sustainable living as a resident at the UM Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology (FLAT).

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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