Staff


    Director
    Michelle D. Land, J.D.
Michelle Land is the director of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities. Land was appointed as the first Director of the Consortium in October 2004. She provides leadership to the

Since 2002, Land has been program coordinator for the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at Pace University, Purchase College, and New York University. Her courses include environmental law, policy and the integration of nature and culture in both the M.S. in Environmental Science and undergraduate Environmental Studies programs.

Land earned her Juris Doctor degree and certificate in environmental law from Pace University School of Law in 2002, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Pace Environmental Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in the specialization of Wildlife Biology, from the University of Guelph, Ontario.

Prior to attending law school, Land worked for five years as a wildlife biologist at the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, Missouri. While at WBS she directed field studies, supervised environmental education programs and participated in the rehabilitation, propagation and reintroduction of birds of prey.
 

    Program Coordinator
    Donna Kowal
Donna Kowal is the Program Coordinator for the Environmental Consortium. As Program Coordinator, Donna helps implement projects and initiatives for the Consortium, and oversees the daily operations. At Pace University, Donna also serves as the Program Coordinator for Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, which serves as the Consortium's headquarters.

Donna has been with Pace University since 2003 when she began volunteering her time for Pace Academy. In 2009, Donna received her BA in Environmental Studies summa cum laude from Pace University. She was the recipient of the Aldo Leopold Environmental Studies Award and the Scholastic Achievement Award from Dyson College of Arts & Sciences.  In 2012 she received a Certificate in Bioregional Studies from Green Mountain College. Prior to her time at Pace, Donna worked for more than seven years for a small law firm after obtaining an AS in the paralegal program from Berkeley College in 1994.