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The Washington Oregon Cascadia Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability and social justice within the region's higher education institutions. As a regional conference, WOHESC promotes a local focus, with dialogue specifically addressing issues in the Cascadia region. Solutions will be tailored for implementation and action in our unique political, social, economic, and environmental climate.

Our Program Committee is actively working to recruit diverse leadership perspectives to participate, attend and provide input on our conference program. We continue to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion through conference thematic elements, speakers, partners and attendees and aim to center BIPOC voices in all the work that we do as a conference. We have an open call to BIPOC and diverse voices to advise and/or provide input. If you are interested in being a part of our Program Committee please email sierra@wohesc.org with more information about yourself and how you would like to be involved.

WOHESC Program Committee

Lindsey MacDonald

Lindsey MacDonald | Associate Director, Sustainability Engagement Institute, Western Washington University

Grace Wang

Grace Wang | Director, Sustainability Engagement Institute, Western Washington University

Briar Schoon

Briar Schoon | Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College (PCC)

Jeff Bousson

Jeff Bousson | Sustainability Officer, Central Washington University  

Brandon Lesowske

Lisa Dulude

Amy Dvorak

Taylor McHolm

Dr. Taylor McHolm | Director for the Student Sustainability Center, University of Oregon 

Susan Rivera

Susan Rivera | Senior Lecturer, Central Washington University  

Jill Anne Smedstad

Jill Anne Smedstad | Equity Coordinator for Sustainability and Basic Needs Resourcing, Southern Oregon University  

Monica J. Stenzel

Monica J. Stenzel | Founder, Spokane Falls Sustainability Center; History Faculty, Spokane Falls Community College

Sarah Stoeckl

Sarah Stoeckl, PhD | Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Oregon   

Brandon Trelstad

Brandon Trelstad | Sustainability Officer, Oregon State University  

"The event amplifies sustainability in our region by bringing together all the pieces of the sustainability puzzle-students, staff, faculty, and community-and allowing them to work and think collaboratively in a way that fosters real and lasting change upon returning to our home institutions."

- Jim Simon | Director of Sustainability, Gonzaga University