Kimberly Reeves ’12 was named a Campus Ecology Fellow of the National Wildlife Federation for 2010-2011. As a four-year intern in the Office of Sustainability, Kimberly chairs the Agnes Scott Arboretum Committee, known on campus as the A-Team.
Since 2000, the National Wildlife Federation has awarded 147 fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices.
Kimberly’s ongoing project is called “Habitat Preservation in Agnes Scott’s Urban Forest: Arboretum Guide.” She is helping to document and interpret the campus’s tree canopy in order both to better protect this resource and to interpret its importance. Her goal in developing an arboretum guide is to educate her campus community about the many assets that tree coverage can provide, including reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and providing habitat preservation for native plants and animals. She also wants to provide the college and its neighbors an opportunity to contemplate aspects of nature that they might not normally take time to notice.
Kimberly is majoring in Sociology & Anthropology and minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. As a varsity basketball player, she was a 2011 finalist for the prestigious Wooden Citizenship Cup, which honors legendary UCLA coach John Wooden. At Agnes Scott, Kimberly has been an Emerging Leader and a Dana Scholar. In addition to her work on the Agnes Scott Arboretum, she is an UrbanWatch intern at Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
For more, visit the National Wildlife Federation’s website.