Christiana (Chrissy) Bartelme is a 2016 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. January of 2018 she returned to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to pursue a Master's Degree in Environmental Science and Policy with an emphasis in ecosystem studies. Studying biology with an emphasis in ecology and conservation and environmental science, Chrissy became more interested in the importance of waste reduction, biodiversity and conservation.
Growing up in northeastern Wisconsin, it's easy to see nature's beauty and enjoy all four of the seasons. From summer walks along Lake Michigan to a fall trail run to winter snowshoe to a spring wildflower hunt, Wisconsin has landmark scenic views. However, mixing our everyday lives with nature can pose a threat to wildlife, if we're not careful.
Chrissy began advocating for the environment in college joining organizations such as Student Government Association where she went from senator to Chair of Environmental Affairs and was a member of to the student environmental organization, Public for Environmental Affairs Council. She is passionate for all aspects of sustainability, but strongly advocates for invasive species control and endangered species protection, zero waste, recycling and plastic reduction for cleaner lands and water, especially our lakes and oceans.