Ruthie Burrows

PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota, PGC 2012 Finalist

Ruthie is working on her PhD in geography studying the impacts of climate change on agriculture and health in Senegal. She is passionate about interdisciplinary, inclusive science and is using her background in epidemiology and spatial science to explore creative ways to study climate and health. Turning Green set a precedent for how she thinks about her individual actions within the bigger picture of environmental degradation and climate change. She believes that her experience with Project Green Challenge served as a catalyst for living her life with intention, not only in regards to conscious lifestyle decisions but also in regards to her education and career. Ruthie was a PGC 2012 Finalist. One word to describe Turning Green? Family!