B.A., Drake University 2021
Teagan Thune is the Development Assistant at ELPC. Teagan has always been passionate about protecting the environment, and earned degrees in Environmental Sustainability & Resilience and International Relations with the goal of spending her career in environmental organizations like ELPC. Prior to starting at ELPC, Teagan led the construction of a new website and developed the sustainability communications plan for Drake University’s brand-new Office of Sustainability. Additionally, she completed several projects focused on a variety of environmental issues including renewable energy, food security, low-impact outdoor recreation, water quality, and community engagement, and worked at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for several years. In her spare time, Teagan loves to travel, ride her bike, read, and explore Chicago.
One of my favorite places in the Midwest is Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin. It is a beautiful spot, especially in fall, and a great place to camp or hike. I also recently took a trip to the Badlands and Black Hills in South Dakota which were amazing!
I believe that climate change is the greatest existential threat of our time, and I am passionate about working somewhere where I can make a difference in minimizing its impacts. I am proud to help support a team that is making strides in protecting our environment, and I am dedicated to doing whatever I can to improve equitable access to clean air, water, energy, and natural spaces for all.