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Student Fellows Leadership Team

Alice Brawley-Chesworth

Alice became involved with the ISS Student Fellows Leadership Team in order to represent the interests of students who work at professional jobs and have family obligations on top of their school work. She received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science in civil and environmental engineering from Arizona State University, a Graduate Certificate in environmental policy from the University of Denver, and is pursuing a PhD in Urban Studies with a focus on institutional and cultural barriers to innovative problem solving within public infrastructure organizations. With a background of over 20 years experience in the municipal water and wastewater industry, Alice currently works as a Regulatory and Policy Analyst for the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. On the rare occasions when she has spare time, Alice enjoys reading, exploring the neighborhoods of Portland and travelling with her son.

Dani Schulte

Dani is a member of the Student Fellows Leadership Team, where she helps to generate program content and events to enhance the professional development of fellows in diverse industries. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University in International Development Studies and Spanish Language and Literature, and has experience working and volunteering in a wide array of environmental and social justice-oriented non-profits including Free Geek, Food Not Bombs, and 1,000 Friends of Oregon. She is currently pursuing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, with an environment and food system sustainability focus. She is passionate about environmental justice, seeking diverse opportunities to ensure that environmental benefits are available to people of all backgrounds, and that environmental burdens are lifted from marginalized communities. In her spare time she enjoys hiking in Forest Park, crafting, listening to audiobooks of just about any genre, and trying to convince her very lazy cat to chase some string.

Devin Sweeting

Devin is currently a Junior at Portland State University with a major in Community Development and a minor in Health Sciences. Along with being a part of the ISS Student Leadership Team and a mentor in the Equity and Empowerment Corps. Devin also works as an undergraduate research assistant at OHSU researching chronic symptom management for people with life threatening diseases. He is currently a scholar in the BUILD Exito program which has an emphasis in promoting diversity in STEM related research fields. As a first-generation college student of color, Devin hopes to work with under-served communities around issues of environmental justice and public health. After his Bachelor’s degree, his goal is to pursue a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning. Devin likes to enjoy his free time in the sun with various outdoor activities including (but not limited to), recreational sports and 20 min power naps.

Tyler Wilkins

Tyler is an Undergraduate in Political Science with a focus in Public Service and a minor in Civic Leadership. His vision as an ISS student leader is to connect sustainability to fields outside of environmentalism. While environmental sustainability is still important, it’s imperative we focus our efforts on building sustainable communities, cultures, and institutions. Tyler is also a student leader for the student organization SAUCI, or Students Addressing Urban and Community Issues, in which he provides events and resources to individuals looking to make a positive impact within their communities. Tyler is currently working on a collective impact project with PSU, Portland Housing Bureau, Bureau of Environmental Services, and local non-profit Green Lents, to engage residents within Lents neighborhood to address concerns of rising costs of hazard insurance and implement city-government assistance. He is the father of an incredible two-year old and when he has time, he enjoys disc golfing, fishing, outdoor weekend trips to East Oregon or North West Washington, live music, and working at Oregon Country Fair.  

Tanya Zarling

Tanya is currently working toward her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies at PSU. Her experiences within the natural world have become profound moments in her life, inspiring within her a desire to learn about sustainable initiatives that positively impact the planet for generations to come. Originally from the Midwest, Tanya moved to Oregon because she was drawn to the mountains, oceans, and old growth forests that this region is rich with. Her love for the Pacific Northwest and the environment are the driving forces behind her academic and career goals, as well as her desire to break the barriers between urban and rural, instilling a sense that we are not separate from nature, rather we are a part of it.