John Monaghan (19)
John is pursuing a bachelor's degree in environmental science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has assumed many leadership roles on campus including work as a morale captain for the University of Michigan Dance Marathon, and is currently the student government vice president for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. In the latter role, he lobbies the university administration on academic issues, and has also worked on planning a themed semester on energy that will include on-campus events, competitions, and other initiatives designed to engage the entire student body on energy issues. Born in Detroit, John attended high school in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He has always had an interest in the environment, but decided to dedicate his life to working towards a sustainable future upon entering university. He spent the summer of 2007 in the Turks and Caicos Islands learning about marine park management and contributing to environmental research projects. Additionally, he has spent extensive work researching the policy implications of the African bushmeat trade in the US. John aspires to enter politics, becoming an elected official in the future. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, snorkelling, reading, and of course, University of Michigan football.
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