She worked with Shakopee public schools to encourage student interest in environmental stewardship.
Her work will help her reach her professional goals and put the campus one step closer to carbon neutrality.
The campus has signed the White House American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge and will be represented at the talks by Professor of Management and Economics Arne Kildegaard.
The 2015 Sustainable Campus Index highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.
The award recognizes eco-friendly initiatives in energy, water, and recycling techniques performed by state buildings in Minnesota.
STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.