We are pleased to welcome Marjorie “Meg” Harper as the 2008-2009 Schatz Energy Fellow. Meg is pursuing a Master’s degree in the Energy, Environment and Society Program at HSU. As a Schatz Energy Fellow, Meg is investigating processes of converting woody biomass from forest fuel reduction into energy products. This project mirrors her interests in local energy generation and the development of alternative fuels from what would otherwise be considered waste products. Meg also has a strong interest in appropriate technology development, especially as applied to energy uses. She spent the past summer designing and building solar water heaters at AIDG in Guatemala. Meg received a BS in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College and has worked in the field in a number of different capacities including environmental contaminant and wildlife research, as well as experiential environmental education.