We have a new addition to our Thursday panel, Andrea Chu. See her bio below.
Following the film on Thursday, there will be a panel discussion with four members of the Columbus community to discuss various perspectives on the issues presented in the film. We have gathered: educator Shelly Casto, artist/student/activist Andrea Chu, activist/student Kate Dye, and OSU Professor of History Dr. Thomas McDow. Read more about them below to understand the perspective each will bring to the discussion.
Shelly Casto is the Director of Education here at the Wexner Center for the Arts. In addition to many other programs and contributions, she established Art & Environment in 2004, a hands-on, interdisciplinary course for high school students in art practice, criticism, and environmental science. Since then, she has also spearheaded several ecologically focused initiatives at the Wexner Center, including the founding of a campus farmer’s market and serving as the liaison for artist Michael Mercil’s project, The Virtual Pasture. Casto has presented on ecology and art as a panelist for programs at Macalester College and the Wexner Center.
This is an excerpt from Shelly Casto’s full bio.
Dr. Thomas McDow
Andrea Chu is a senior at The Ohio State University majoring in environmental science with a focus in urban sustainability, and a minor in studio art. She studies environmental issues from a wide variety of lenses through many disciplines, and also has conducted research on interdisciplinary collaboration at universities, worked on a project exploring media framing of climate change, interned at Clean Fuels Ohio, and has been a part of various sustainability initiatives on campus. Andrea is highly involved with the Taiwanese American community both on campus and beyond as she is currently co-directing the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association Midwest Conference 2013 which aims to be Zero Waste.