Cathy Becker is a student and staff member at The Ohio State University pursuing a dual MPA in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and MENR in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. She is interested in environmental social sciences, particularly the social aspects of climate change and how to gain public and political support for programs to address climate change on the local, state, and national levels.
Cathy is a member of Sierra Club Central Ohio Group, where she led the political committee and conservation committee. She helped to start the Columbus chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, and is a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She participated in the People's Climate March in New York City in 2014 and attended events and activities around the Paris climate conference in 2015. She's also done study abroad trips to Costa Rica and Iceland.
You can follow her degree-seeking adventures at http://u.osu.edu/becker.271