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Creating multimedia socio-environmental synthesis portfolios

Discuss the teaching and development of multi-media portfolios in the core environmental studies class.

Presenter Information

Dr. Julie Velasquez Runk

Director, Program and Professor of Environment and Sustainability Studies

Dr. Julie Velásquez Runk as the new director of the undergraduate Environmental Program this year. She comes to Wake Forest from 15 years at the University of Georgia. Dr. Velásquez Runk completed her undergraduate studies at Grinnell College as a major in biology and minor Latin American studies. She holds a Master of Environmental Management in Resource Ecology from Duke University and a dual Ph.D. in Anthropology, Forestry & Environmental Studies and Economic Botany from Yale University and the New York Botanical Garden. She is also a Research Associate with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Velásquez Runk’s work is integrative and interdisciplinary: she examines the ways communities use and manage their landscapes, including scientific, conservation, Indigenous knowledge, and policy perspectives.

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Kirstin Murr

Student, Wake Forest University

My name is Kirstin Murr, and I am currently a sophomore at Wake Forest University. I am majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Engineering. I am passionate about the natural world and finding solutions to preserve and better our environment. I enjoy reading and spending time outdoors.

Brianna Healey

Associate Director of Academic Technology

Brianna is the Associate Director of Academic Technology, a division of Information Systems. Her position aims to enhance teaching and learning in the curriculum through the use of digital technologies. Brianna aims to stay at the forefront of teaching, learning, and technology in order to provide transformative learning experiences for students at Wake Forest University.