This Year’s Isdell Global Leaders
Following an extensive application process,
Ross Cefalu, Max Irvine, Melanie Crawford and Jenny Luetters were selected to make up the Isdell Global Leaders (IGL) Class of 2017. These students spent the 2016-2017 school year exploring climate through research, travel and an independent-study course.
ICGL Director Trish Anderson and Upper School teachers Kevin Ballard and Caitlin Terry served as IGL advisors, traveling with students on two climate-related study tours, the first to Churchill, Manitoba, one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be observed in the wild.
On the second study tour, the IGLs journeyed to the Hawaiian Islands to study climate change’s impact on tropical environments. During their visit, the IGLs partnered with the University of Hawaii’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.