Professor | Colorado Mountain College
Mercedes Quesada-Embid joined Colorado Mountain College (CMC) as a faculty member in Fall 2011, just as the new Bachelor’s in Sustainability Studies (BASS) began. Much of her work at CMC centers on advancing institutional sustainability endeavors through the collaborative efforts of student research and innovative campus and college-wide projects. Quesada-Embid, along with other faculty and staff, works toward continuous enhancements of the BASS program curriculum and the expansion of a culture of sustainability across all CMC campuses. She served on the Board of Directors for the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and facilitated its merger with Walking Mountains Science Center. She currently serves on the Eagle Mines Limited Board, which is a branch of the Eagle River Watershed Council. Connecting students to the broader community is a particularly enriching part of her role as a Sustainability Studies faculty member.