Haley Tucker, Sustainability Ethics Program Coordinator
Haley Tucker is a junior environment and sustainability major. She knew she wanted to study at Sewanee because of its impressive environmental science department and, of course, its breathtaking location. She chose her major shortly after arriving to the mountain seeing that it has always been a passion of hers. Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, the mountain is far from home but she has loved every second of it. Sophomore year she decided to get more involved by joining the Sewanee Water Bottle Campaign and the Divestment club. She is now a co-director of the campaign with a passion for learning more about the ethics behind the issue of clean water on a global standpoint. She has also been working on a study regarding the pollution in whale meat that less developed countries have been using as a source of food. Her research led her to an internship last summer at the University of the West Indies.
The project also sparked her interest in the ethics behind both the pollution contaminating food sources and the livelihoods of fishermen. She is hoping to center her senior thesis around these issues along with expanding her horizon in this field of sustainability ethics. Her Fellow's project will revolve around either a campaign or a new student group that focuses on ethical issues within sustainability, as is mentioned as an important focus in Sewanee's Sustainability Master Plan.