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Keir Johnson
2007 Graduate; Degree in General Education Transfer

"The staff and faculty were very supportive and passionate about what they taught."

Keir Johnson

When did you start taking classes with Folsom Lake College (FLC)?

Fall of 2001

What was your major?

Liberal Studies

Why did you choose FLC?

It was in close proximity to my home and it felt good to support a local community college system.

What was the best part of your experience with FLC?

The staff and faculty were very supportive and passionate about what they taught.

What are you particularly proud of that you accomplished with FLC?

I was proud to graduate after "taking my time" for a few years.

How do you feel Folsom Lake College helped prepare you for the future?

It gave me a solid base to draw from in terms of academic intensity. Requirements at the university level are quite similar to that of an upper-level course at FLC.

What are you doing now?

Finishing a Humanities Major and Global Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights Minor at San Francisco State. I am a Resident Advisor Facilitator of an environmentally themed community with University Housing. This year I co-founded an environmental organization in [Student] Housing comprised of eco-minded residents. The group volunteered at the nation's largest sustainable festival "SF Green Fest," facilitated beach clean-ups at Ocean Beach, constructed a community garden on campus, distributed over 4,800 CFL energy-saving light bulbs to residents, participated in a work-weekend at a sustainable organic farm in Lake County, and partnered with other campus organizations on a national teach-in on climate change and SF State's Earth Day Conference. I presented at a state-wide conference for College Housing Resident Assistants and was given an award for a top presentation at the conference. I have recently had a proposal accepted to start a new residential community in Housing at SF State. ECO-Digs Holistic Cooperative will work with upper classmen and graduate students to develop a community around holistic healing and environmental activism. ECO-Digs was recently featured in a national college campus sustainability newsletter put out by AASHE. I received University Housing's Executive Director Award for sustainability initiatives at SF State as well.

Keir Johnson
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