Ms. Stevens joined the CoPIRG Student Chapters 2010 as the CU Denver Campus Organizer. Since joining, Ms. Stevens has recruited and trained over 60 interns and hundreds of volunteers to run campaigns on important public interest issues. Under her guidance, the CU Denver chapter has registered over 1,000 young people to vote and made over 5,000 Get-Out-The-Vote reminders, educated hundreds of kids and community members about effective energy saving strategies in their apartments, created and then stocked the on campus food bank, generated hundreds of comments around local and state public transportation projects, pushed for more affordable textbooks and pressured National Geographic to improve their sustainability practices. In 2011, Ms. Stevens helped with CoPIRG’s campaign to Make Health Care Work Better for All of Us by facilitating numerous forums and generating feedback around the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange.
Ms. Stevens graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010 with a BS in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, concentrating in environmental economics and policy. Through her studies Kim traveled abroad to Copenhagen, Denmark for 6 months to study environmental policy and economics at the University of Copenhagen, and then to Brazil, through a course on sustainable agriculture, where she conducted research on the social effects of converting from conventional to organic farming on an organic coffee plantation and farm near Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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