Kofi Boone (BS ’92, MLA ’95) and John S. Troy (MLA ’73), members of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), have been elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows in 2020 for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership/management, knowledge, and service.
Allison Clements (BS ’98) was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Donald Trump. If confirmed, she would help to regulate electricity and natural gas markets alongside other major energy projects. She currently is the policy advisor consultant at the Energy Foundation (EF), a role she took on after serving as EF’s program director of clean energy. She also is the founder and president of Goodgrid LLC, an energy policy and strategy consulting firm.
Robert Gibbs (MLA ’84), director of the Gibbs Planning Group in Birmingham, Michigan, was elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows in 2019 for his exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership/management, knowledge, and service.
Dr. Jason Good (MS ’07, PhD ’14) has authored the book Entangled Sensemaking at Sea: Bycatch Management that Makes Good Social and Ecological Sense (Routledge, 2020), which is based on doctoral research he completed at SEAS. The book presents a framework that can enhance our understanding, research, and regulation of frontline organizing processes in commercial fisheries, which may be generalized to other resource extraction industries. He is an assistant professor of management at the Amsterdam School of International Business.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (BS ’98, MPH) was named one of USA Today’s Women of the Century in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The list includes 100 women who have made a substantial impact on our country or our lives over the past 100 years.
Jared Hocking (MS ’20) serves as a research communications assistant at the Graham Sustainability Institute. In June, he launched the podcast, “All Things Connected,” and has since interviewed more than 16 journalists, authors, academics, and physicians—including fellow alumna Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (BS ’98, MPH). His podcasts address environmental and social issues, including climate change, wealth inequality, the biodiversity crisis, environmental justice, animal welfare, and more.
Joel Howrani Heeres (MS ’09), John Petoskey (JD/MS ’20), and Mona Munroe-Younis (MS ‘11) were appointed by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the state’s first Michigan Advisory Council for Environmental Justice. They join 21 Michiganders, including SEAS faculty members Dr. Paul Mohai and Dr. Tony Reames, who were selected to provide “public and impacted community input” on statewide environmental issues, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state.
Dr. Theodore Peterson (BSF ’51, MF ’52) was inducted into the Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.
Glenn LaRue Smith (MLA ’79) is the co-founder and principle of the landscape architecture firm, PUSH Studio, in Washington, D.C. In 2012, Smith established the Black Landscape Architects Network (BlackLAN), an organization for landscape architects of African heritage in the United States and internationally. In 2020, BlackLAN was incorporated as a nonprofit organization, and now has 160 members. The goal of the network is to foster mentorship, facilitate black diaspora conversations, disseminate news items, and provide resources and other information.
Dr. Jason Taylor (BS ’97, MS ’04, PhD ’08) was named director of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Rocky Mountain Research Station, in Missoula, Montana. He previously served as the superintendent at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, Alaska.