Courtney Ackerman may be one of the oldest members of the Greening Forward team, but she likes to think she’ll always be young at heart. She discovered the organization in the last semester of her master’s degree and knew immediately she wanted to be involved. Growing up, she was always passionate about the environment and that passion continued to grow throughout her college experience. She believes that change comes from individuals and loves that Greening Forward focuses on empowering youth. She recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s in civil engineering and master’s in environmental engineering and will soon be moving to Chicago to start working full-time. To contact her, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.