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Liz Brajevich: Outstanding student leader

May 11, 2016

Liz Brajevich was named the 2016 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Outstanding Student Leadership Award winner. Faculty members, academic advisors and club advisors nominated eight seniors who had shown service and leadership in the college, department or school and through their university activities. By tradition, the winner of this award is asked to represent the graduating seniors as class speaker at the CANR Commencement ceremony.

As an environmental economics and policy major, Liz has a passion for the environment. This is evident in the major she chose and her involvement with the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment. She has presented at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum and at a Greening the Supply Chain Conference.

Liz was a vermicomposting grant team leader who led the way in implementing an effective system to compost cafeteria food waste using worms. She earned several scholarships during her four years in the CANR, including the EEP Ralph and Patricia Hepp Scholarship and the Hal and Jean Glassen Wildlife Conservation and Stewardship Scholarship.

She was named a Demmer Scholar and was one of two MSU representatives at the 2013 International Student Summit on Food, Agriculture and the Environment in Tokyo, Japan. Last year, Liz was named one of Glamour magazine’s Top 10 college women.

Watch videos of all the nominees for the CANR Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Reused with permission from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics