Sustainability Fellows

Sophie Morrill, Alternative Transportation Coordinator: End-of-Year Bike Corral

Natural Resources‌ Major, Politics Minor, Watershed Studies Certificate

Sophie Morrill is a natural resources and the environment major from Hanover, MA. Sophie is working toward a politics minor and a watershed studies certificate, as well. Ever since Sophie was a freshman at Sewanee, she was drawn to environmental sciences and most particularly the study of water and how we use it. Outside of the Sustainability Fellows Program, Sophie is known for her role as captain of the Varsity Golf Team. Sophie helped the Sewanee Women accomplish two top-ten finishes at the National Championships her freshman and sophomore seasons and hopes to do the same her junior and senior years. When Sophie is not on the golf course you can find her at the Sewanee Elementary school as a classroom aide, playing in the current intramural sport for her sorority, Phi Kappa Epsilon, and of course, on her bike.

Sophie will spend the 2017-2018 school year focusing on transportation at Sewanee, highlighting how Sewanee as a community gets around, whether that be by foot, car, or bike. As an Alternative Transportation Coordinator, the main component of her project is creating a program for abandoned bicycles left behind at the close of the school year. She is passionate about getting more people biking and less people riding in cars, in order to help fulfill Sewanee’s promise to become carbon neutral and subsequently, a carbon absorber.


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