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Kim Smith
Associate Professor of Political Science and ENTS

Professor Smith teaches a course on environmental justice, with a focus on New Orleans.  She led a service trip to New Orleans in March 2007 and an off-campus program on environmental justice in New Orleans in December 2008.


Adrienne Falcon
Coordinator of Academic Civic Engagement Visiting Instructor in Sociology

Adrienne Falcon has organized service trips and supports off-campus programs on the Gulf Coast. She has also taught urban sociology courses featuring New Orleans recovery.

Noel Henderson-James (HIST '00)
Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, Project manager

Noel Henderson-James joined Gulf Coast Housing Partnership as a Project Manager in August 2006. Since then, he has completed construction of two projects, an SRO in Baton Rouge and a condominium conversion in New Orleans, and will close on the construction financing of at least two more developments in 2008. Mr. Henderson-James has worked in the affordable housing development and finance field since 2000, including work as a development coordinator with the Michaels Development Company and as an acquisitions analyst with the National Equity Fund. He graduated cum laude with a degree in History from Carleton College and has a Master's degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Shephard (PSYCH/ENTS '06)
Alliance for Affordable Energy

After serving as the ENTS Educational Associate for Carleton College, Lizzy Shephard has lived and worked in the non-profit sector in New Orleans since 2007, including Teach for America and the Gulf Restoration Network.  Beginning in November 2008, Lizzy will be working as the Office Manager for the Alliance for Affordable Energy.

Tracie Washington ('85, POSC)
Louisiana Justice Institute

A New Orleans native, Tracie Washington is President and CEO of the Louisiana Justice Institute, a nonprofit civil rights legal advocacy organization.  Her practice includes education law and labor and employment law, in addition to civil rights.