Alec is a student at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies and a Certificate in Urban Planning. Originally an intern for the Clean Water Fellow in the winter of 2012, he is very excited to take on a larger role in the Fellowship Program. His interest in environmental advocacy started while working with the Beyond Coal Campaign on campus. Further learning of the importance of urban sustainability led him to the issue of clean water, “In my opinion, water is the single most important environmental issue facing a growing society today because it is so vital to life.” Alec’s fellowship will be focused on the Cincinnati Water Sentinel project, engaging, educating, and empowering Hamilton County residents on combined sewer overflow issues. Look for Alec along the streamside this spring.