New Faces at PRC!

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on May 17, 2018

PRC is thrilled to introduce Elizabeth and Kim, who will be helping us all summer to minimize waste, divert materials to be recycled/composted, and otherwise work hard to protect Pennsylvania’s environment!

Elizabeth Colland will be serving as PRC’s Zero Waste Specialist as well as a representative of Student Conservation Association. Elizabeth is from Irwin, PA and graduated with a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design with a focus on painting. While in Savannah, Elizabeth was torn between producing works of art while in their process of creation, their materials were contributing to our environment’s degradation. After making toilet paper roll wall hangings, trash sculptures, earthworks, and video installations, she decided on a career path in sustainability as well as a creative one. This newfound passion plus two and half months in tent and on the road, lead her to the West coast in Monterey, CA where she worked with bronze sculptor, Richard MacDonald. Now back in her home state, Elizabeth has been working with the SCA as an interpretative park ranger in Allegheny County. Her hope is to continue merging creativity with conservation and sustainability.

Kim Bischof will be serving as PRC’s Recycling Intern during the summer of 2018! Kim grew up on a small farm in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She is currently a fourth-year student at Duquesne University, pursing a master’s conservation biology. For the last two summers, she has worked as an intern for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which helped to foster a passion for sustainability. She’s always had a desire to pursue science and biology, but wanted to find ways to protect nature, not just study it. Through Duquesne’s Community Engaged Scholar’s program, Kim was able to volunteer with PRC. She admits to quickly falling in love with the organization and is proud to be a part of the PRC team this summer.

Welcome Elizabeth and Kim!

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