Meet the Staff

Emily Neal

Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Communities, Leadership and Engagement

Emily is the Assistant Director for the Center for Sustainable Communities and a staff instructor in Environmental Studies. A passionate science educator, she has over 20 years of experience teaching people of all ages, on how to integrate concepts of wellness, sustainability and stewardship into their lives. Recognizing that human health is interconnected to the health of our planet, Emily oversees a wide array of healthy living and environmental programs at Luther, including the summer Discovery Camp programs, the Pre-College Environmental Studies Program and the Luther College Immersion Leadership Program. Additionally, Emily oversees outreach programs to regional schools. She works with teachers on integrating topics of sustainability into the curriculum and increasing STEM education. She supervises a team of FoodCorps/AmeriCorps members serving schools to help districts foster healthy environments for students, staff, and the communities they serve. She has a Masters in Science Education and an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, both from the University of Iowa.

Lily Jensen

Education and Outreach Coordinator, Winnesheik County Conservation

Lilly Jensen has been Education and Outreach Coordinator Winneshiek County Conservation since 2010. In that role, she provides conservation education and outdoor recreation programming across the county, working with preschoolers up through adults. She is a Luther College graduate and has a Master’s degree in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah.