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The Washington Oregon Cascadia Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability and social justice within the region's higher education institutions. As a regional conference, WOHESC promotes a local focus, with dialogue specifically addressing issues in the Cascadia region. Solutions will be tailored for implementation and action in our unique political, social, economic, and environmental climate.

WOHESC Program Committee

Briar Schoon

Briar Schoon | Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College (PCC)

Makerusa Porotesano

Makerusa Porotesano | Director of Multicultural Services, Portland Community College (PCC)

Lindsey MacDonald

Lindsey MacDonald | Associate Director, Sustainability Engagement Institute, Western Washington University

Grace Wang

Grace Wang | Director, Sustainability Engagement Institute, Western Washington University

Jeff Bousson

Jeff Bousson | Sustainability Officer, Central Washington University  

Brandon Lesowske

Stephan Classen

Lisa Dulude

Amy Dvorak

Taylor McHolm

Dr. Taylor McHolm | Director for the Student Sustainability Center, University of Oregon 

Daryl Pierson

Daryl Pierson | Director of the Planning and Sustainability Office, Portland State University 

Susan Rivera

Susan Rivera | Senior Lecturer, Central Washington University  

Sarah Stoeckl

Sarah Stoeckl, PhD | Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Oregon   

Brandon Trelstad

Brandon Trelstad | Sustainability Officer, Oregon State University  

"The event amplifies sustainability in our region by bringing together all the pieces of the sustainability puzzle-students, staff, faculty, and community-and allowing them to work and think collaboratively in a way that fosters real and lasting change upon returning to our home institutions."

- Jim Simon | Director of Sustainability, Gonzaga University