STEP Seminar: Freshwater Society - Systems Change Through Community Engagement

Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
April 12, 2022 - 11:30 am CDT
- 12:30 pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Josie Johnson Community Room (180)
Join us for a lunchtime seminar with John Linc Stine, Executive Director, and Jen Kader, Director of Engagement and Systems Change, from Freshwater Society, as they draw on past experiences to share stories of affecting systems change through community engagement. We will meet in-person at the Humphrey School, and online via Zoom. Please RSVP for the Zoom link.

About the Speakers:


John Linc Stine
John Linc Stine, Executive Director

John joined Freshwater in March 2019 as executive director. He has a long career in protecting the natural resources of Minnesota and the health of its citizens. Most recently he served as commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and also worked for many years for the state’s Department of Natural Resources.


Jen Kader
Jen Kader, Director for Engagement and Systems Change

Jen has nearly 10 years of experience engaging public and private stakeholders in environmental resources work, and has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a concentration in climate change planning. As a trained and practiced process facilitator, Jen’s work at Freshwater involves strategic and collaborative planning efforts with community groups and local government units, as well as development of surface water management, lake management, and climate resiliency plans. She has served on the city of Minneapolis’s Community Environmental Advisory Commission and several community and technical advisory committees, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Women’s Environmental Institute and the Whittier Alliance.


About STEP Seminars:

The STEP Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and practitioners to discuss research and policy issues in the broad domain of science, technology, and environmental policy. The seminar series provides an informal setting for feedback and engagement with ongoing research projects and policy debates.

We invite scholars from all disciplines and practitioners working in all action arenas with connections to the fields of scholarship that shape science, technology, and environmental policy. View the full Spring Seminar Schedule Here.

Contact Info
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