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Torrey McMillan Collaborator

Torrey collaborates with Great Lakes Biomimicry in professional education and PK-12 educational efforts. She was GLBio’s Director of Education Consortium and K-12 Biomimicry Programs and has over a decade of classroom teaching experience, ranging from elementary to university level. Expert in sustainability education, she works to embed principles and practices of sustainability into the curriculum, operations, and culture of the institution.

Torrey's wide-ranging background – including coursework in natural sciences, resource policy, institutional design, systems thinking, psychology and education – allows her to see the world through an integrated lens. She is Director of the Center for Sustainability at Hathaway Brown School (HB) and adjunct faculty for Baldwin Wallace University’s (BWU) Sustainability major. At HB, Torrey works cross-functionally to integrate sustainability into the curriculum, offering real-life project experiences through co-curricular programming. In addition, she leads HB’s sustainability assessment and planning process. At BWU, she is lead teacher for the sustainability major’s capstone course, working to give students hands-on sustainability project experience.

Previously, Torrey led design and implementation of the Sustainability Studies Department at White Mountain School developing a framework for their Leadership for Global Sustainability concentration. She taught for the Maine Coast Semester program of the Chewonki Foundation and is a member of their Advisory Board.

Torrey has a BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, an MS in Resource Policy and Human Behavior from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and is an accredited LEED GA (USGBC) and certified Biomimicry Specialist.