Zachary Bergeron-ClearwoodZach Bergeron-Clearwood

M.S. Candidate, Urban Sustainability


Sustainability Science program page

Originally from Maryland, I graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a BS in Biology with a minor in Psychology, and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a MS in Visual Ecology. Since undergrad, I have been interested in the intersection between build urban environments, nature, and sustainability — how can we incorporate nature and natural processes into the build environment, how can we best use new research to improve the sustainable practices of cities, how do we democratize access and encourage engagement of city dwellers to natural spaces, etc. In the field of urban sustainability, I’m especially interested in sustainable transportation (not just public mass transit, but also promoting cycling and walking). In my free time I can be found playing a variety of stringed instruments, playing board games with my wife, and taking pictures of my polydactyl cat who might occasionally interrupt a Zoom class.