The SWIFT Planning Team (PT) is an all-volunteer group of six consisting of two undergraduate students, two graduate students, and two faculty/staff. The PT operates on a consensus basis with no formal hierarchy or roles, apart from a designated communications coordinator. All PT members plan and facilitate at least one event a semester and prioritize attending SWIFT events.
Please reach out to our Planning Team members for more information about SWIFT!
PLANNING TEAM 2020 – 2021:
Undergraduate Representative – Position available!
I am a master’s student studying greenhouse gas fluxes from deadwood in the forests of Maine. I appreciate SWIFT because it provides training opportunities and a community for women and non-binary individuals in forestry which we might not otherwise have. In my free time I enjoy hiking, baking, and spending time with friends!
SWIFT is important to me because I was supported by amazing women who got me where I am today in forestry, so it’s my turn to support others around me.
I am majoring in Forestry and Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in SFR. I joined the SWIFT PT in spring 2020 and have enjoyed participating in the events SWIFT has to offer. In my free time I love hiking with my dog and going on walks in my neighborhood.
I am a 1st year graduate student studying Silviculture and Ecophysiology. In my spare time I enjoy embroidery, hiking and rock climbing, and playing the violin! I feel very empowered by SWIFT’s mission to provide a safe space for women and non-binary individuals in SFR. I am very passionate about my work and would like to pursue a career in a related field. I love encouraging other women and non-binary individuals within forestry to succeed as well!
Regina Smith, Faculty/Staff Representative
I am the research and outreach coordinator for the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit. I am passionate about SWIFT’s mission to foster inclusive spaces and support for people who are underrepresented in forestry. In my spare time I enjoy beekeeping and spending time in the woods.
PAST PLANNING TEAM
Savannah (Haines) Ferreira
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