Sarah Newstok is New Cargill Community Environmental Fellow
Publication Date: 6/30/2010
With a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Rhodes College has established the Margaret A. Cargill Community Environmental Fellowship which brings a talented leader from the Memphis area to the Rhodes College campus to connect with students, faculty, and staff inside and outside of the classroom.
The first Cargill Community Environmental Fellow at Rhodes is Sarah Newstok who will engage with the Rhodes community during the 2010-2011 academic year to address broadly-defined environmental topics. She also will provide students with opportunities that link academic and applied learning, with a balanced focus on policy, natural or social science, and work in the community.
Newstok currently is the Program Director at Livable Memphis, a grassroots, sustainable development coalition that includes the voices of over 125 greater Memphis neighborhoods. Under her management, Livable Memphis has addressed ways to build a more livable city by focusing on urban sprawl mitigation, neighborhood reinvestment and transportation advocacy. Newstok has brought together citizens, neighborhood groups, community and private developers, government officials, planners, business partners, non-profits, and educational institutions.
Now she brings this wealth of experience to Rhodes students, faculty, and staff.