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Meet the Fall 2017 Leaders for The SOIL Project!

Ben Bartu '18, Gabi Espara ' 18, Hanna Bingham '20
(Via Skype from Australia, Peri Muellner '18)

Gabi Esparza

Hometown: Seattle area, WA
Year: Senior
Major/Minor: Environmental Science/Mathematics
Linfield Activities: Sustainability, theatre, meditation, ukulele
Favorite Sust-related Activity: Releasing anger on invasive species and Earth Week workshops
Spirit Animal: Hybrid of house kitten and baby flying fox


Hanna Bingham

Hometown: Carson City, NV
Year: Sophomore
Major/Minor: Management/Wine Studies
Linfield Activities: Women's basketball, sustainability, Black Student Union member, applied drum set lessons
Favorite Sust-related Activity: ALL OF EARTH WEEK!
Spirit Animal: Hedgehog


Peri Muellner

Hometown: Port Townsend, Washington
Year: Senior
Major/Minor: Environmental Policy/Anthropology
Linfield Activities: Greenfield president 2015-16, green chair 2014-15, SOIL participant 2014, SOIL leader 2015, 2016
Favorite Sust-related activity: Shopping locally at the farmers market!
Spirit Animal: Otter


Ben Bartu

Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Year: Senior
Majors/Minors: Political Science and Creative Writing
Linfield Activities: SOIL Leader 2016, Theatre, Spoken Society, Mad board games
Favorite Sust-related Activity: Extreme gardening
Desired Spirit Animal: Lion
Actual Spirit Animal: OwlPig

Duncan Reid

Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Role at Linfield: Sustainability Coordinator
Hobbies: Bee gardening, biodynamic gardening, building tiny houses, hiking, cycling, camping, playing games
Favorite place to eat in McMinnville: Community Plate
Favorite Sust-related Activity: Foraging wild foods