Emma Cook ’12

Summer 2009 Davies Leader

“Meadville: Not Your Run of the Mill Community”
Center for Economic and Environmental Development

Allegheny College’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development engages students, faculty and the community in creating innovative approaches to environmental stewardship, environmental education and regional revitalization.

Emma has previously done work for Amara Geffen, CEED Director. She is familiar with the Mill Run Project, Meadville, PA: Not Your Run of the Mill Community. This project plan hopes to stimulate economic and community development in Meadville, a rustbelt community facing economic decline. The project focuses on rebuilding Meadville as a sustainable community committed to ecological, economic and social sustainability.

During her time with CEED as a Davies Leader, Emma will be a large part of the planning efforts for a project at Shadybrook Park. She will continue some of the planning that has been starting for renewing the playground at Shadybrook Park. Emma will also work to engage children in designs for murals to be painted at the park. She will assist with coordination of the final planning in advance of construction at the part, which hopes for a stormwater filter and community walking trail. Emma is excited to be involved in these community efforts and believes that she will learn from challenging experiences.

Emma is from Conewango Valley, NY. She is a rising sophomore at Allegheny College and is interested in receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. She would like to minor in Studio Art. Emma is an Allegheny College Trustee Scholar. She has been part of Students for Environmental Action, the Student Art Society, the Peace Coalition, Allegheny’s Outing Club and several other activities and leadership experiences.