The Conway School has announced a new initiative that will focus the school’s planning and design expertise in Brattleboro and elsewhere in Windham County, VT, during 2012-2013. The initiative includes appointment of a full-time graduate student as a Brattleboro/Windham Fellow and the prospect of three significant community design/planning projects to be completed in Windham County before July 1, 2013. Some of the projects will be related to recovery from damage caused in 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene.
Westminster, VT, resident Kimberly Smith has been appointed the Brattleboro/ Windham Fellow. Since college–she majored in biology and world perspectives at Principia College–she has worked as a field biologist on a wide range of wildlife research and conservation projects, from sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica and Mexico to bald eagle restoration on California’s Channel Islands. With a parallel interest in sustainability, she worked for an alternative energy non-profit, as well as an organic CSA.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Windham County residents in this new initiative that will benefit southern Vermont and provide significant learning opportunities for our graduate students,” remarked Conway Director Paul Cawood Hellmund.