Marisa Ferro

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Educational leadership -- Sustainability, Portland State University


Interview of Marisa Ferro by Hamza Sherwani at Portland State University on June 1st, 2010.

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Marisa Ferro was the Social Sustainability Diversity Liaison at Portland State University. In the Fall of 2009 she led a panel discussion on Student Leadership for Service and Sustainability. She earned her BA in International Relations and African Studies from California State University, Chico, and her Masters of Education from Portland State University.


Marisa Ferro is the Social Sustainability Student Liaison for the Sustainability Leadership Center at Portland State University. This interview describes the role and duties of the liaison as it relates to the 25 million dollar Miller Grant for Sustainability, along with the maintenance review of the EcoWiki. She talks about the goals of the Miller Grant at Portland State University, its impact and projects, along with its overall use for the community and students. Ms. Ferro describes sustainability as the ability to take care of one another, as well as the place we occupy, in order to take care of one another in a healthy way.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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