Contact NWF's Campus Ecology Staff
Please feel free to contact Campus Ecology with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.
National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Campus Ecology Coordinator
Courtney supports the Emerging Leaders Fellowship program, is involved in special media projects and tracks and engages NWF alumni. Courtney graduated from Warren Wilson College in Asheville North Carolina with a BA in Political Science and an even deeper appreciation for the beautiful Swannanoa Valley and the power of community. While at Warren Wilson, Courtney served for four years on the Environmental Leadership Center (ELC) work crew in the role of Publications Assistant. Based largely on her work at the ELC Courtney received the Upper French Broad River Defense Association Outstanding Achievement Award as well as the Roosevelt-Ashe Society Award for Outstanding Youth in Conservation. In her free time, Courtney enjoys long hikes and live music.
Field Coordinator, Southeast
Eriqah works to strengthen local and regional networks of campuses committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by organizing networking opportunities and educational events. A proud native of Newark, NJ, Eriqah is a 2010 departmental honors graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Women’s Studies. While in school, she was an active member and on the executive board of several organizations including the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Spelman chapter. However it was her introduction to Students Endeavoring for Enlightened Environmental Decisions (SEeED), a Morehouse College chartered organization that helped her discover her passion for environmental sustainability and environmental justice. She went on to serve as Internal Director of that organization in her senior year and helped organize two of the largest African American student delegations to PowerShift, once in 2009 and again in 2011. Outside of school, Eriqah has worked extensively with the Let’s Retrofit A Million Project (formerly Let’s Raise A Million), was the Georgia Coal Diversity Organizer intern for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), and is currently an Advisory Board Ambassador and Campus Club Fellow for Outdoor Nation. She is very excited about her position at NWF and hopes, among her other duties, to provide resources to bring HBCUs, like her beloved Spelman, into this emerging “green” movement. When she does find free time, Eriqah enjoys bonfires with friends, watching movies, mentoring high school students, singing, dancing, and traveling. Her favorite quote is, “I found God in myself and I loved Her fiercely” by Ntozake Shange because we can all find the greatness in ourselves, embrace it and therefore go out and do great things.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Juliana is the Campus Field Manager for National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology program. Based out of the Great Lakes Regional Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Juli works throughout the Midwest region facilitating the exchange of campus sustainability resources, best practices and lessons learned across higher education institutions. Juli coordinates regional sustainability networks, where campuses can come together and discuss issues and solutions to campus sustainability, such as efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, develop climate/sustainability plans, integrate sustainability throughout the curriculum and connect students, staff and faculty in the cultivation of campus-wide sustainability efforts. Juli also leads the Greenforce Initiative in Michigan and Illinois - helping to create green career pathway programs at community colleges. Before coming to NWF, Juli spent many years abroad in Jamaica, working with the US Peace Corps in the environmental and sustainable agriculture sector. Juli has a Masters degree in Sustainable Community Development and Social Action Training and a BA in Environmental Studies. When Juli is not working on sustainability issues, she enjoys new adventures, traveling to far off lands and relaxing outdoors.
Sr. Manager, Campus Ecology
Kristy manages campus team memberships, resources such as web conferences and sustainability fellowships, internships, key partnerships, and has co-authored Higher Education in a Warming World – The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus. Before joining NWF, Kristy worked at the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability as an office/research coordinator. Kristy also spent six years working for the Center for Field Studies at George Mason University (GMU). One of her largest projects at GMU was managing The Bahamas Environmental Research Center on Andros Island. Kristy has led several field studies to The Bahamas and Costa Rica. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and master's in Environmental Studies. Kristy is a LEED Green Associate.
Senior Director of Campus and Community Leadership
For more than two decades, Ms. Keniry has worked to advance leadership for sustainability in U.S. higher education and beyond. She co-founded the National Wildlife Federation's Cool-It! Program in 1989 (re-named Campus Ecology in 1993). She and her team co-founded the Energy Action Coalition, comprised of more than 30 campus and youth organizations advocating for leadership to confront global warming, and organized the meetings that lead to the formation of the Higher Education Associations' Sustainability Consortium (HEASC).
Ms. Keniry has spearheaded several national educational initiatives, including the national Chill Out Competition on campus innovations to reduce global warming pollution, the nation's first and largest national report cards on higher education sustainability performance, a campus ecology fellowship program, and an array of publications and educational productions in diverse media, including dvds, webcasts and television. She wrote the landmark book Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century (1995) and co-authored Green Investment, Green Return: How Practical Conservation Projects Save Millions on America’s Campuses (1998), Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus (2008) and numerous other articles and publications. She recently directed the development of the Guide to Climate Action Planning: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Campus (2008) and Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future (2009).
She earned undergraduate degrees in international relations and German from Agnes Scott College and a Master's degree in environmental science and policy from Johns Hopkins University.
National Director, Campus Field Operations
Lisa leads the field team working with campuses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mobilizing support for federal climate action. She has been with NWF for more than six years, transitioning to Campus Ecology from the role as Regional Representative position where she worked with NWF's state affiliates in the Lower Mississippi area. Lisa has worked in the public service arena for going on 20 years. She co-founded and directed SCALE (Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education), a national organization mobilizing student involvement in literacy efforts, for which she was awarded President Bush's Point of Light Award in 1990. She also served as a community organizer for six years for the Industrial Areas Foundation network in San Antonio and Houston. Lisa holds a degree in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.