Assistant to the Director
Biosketch: Marcy Heberer is in charge of ESPP's finances, including fellowships and grants, and schedules.
She was previously at the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP), part of International Studies and Programs at MSU, where she worked for two years. Now at ESPP, Heberer says, "I love it here." Working at ESPP meshes with her interest in environmental science and policy.
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Heberer has traveled extensively throughout the United States before settling down in East Lansing with her three children. Some of the places she has lived are South Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Minnesota. Before coming to MSU she worked for 14 years in East Lansing's public schools. She has strong MSU links, with her daughter having graduated from MSU in 2005 and a son who now studies economics here.
Communications and Outreach Specialist; Student Advisor
Phone: (517) 353-9246
Biosketch: Karessa Weir works on various outreach efforts for ESPP, including writing for and maintaining the website, and also serves as student advisor for ESPP students. She has a master's degree in environmental journalism from MSU, as well as bachelor's degrees in journalism and anthropology from MSU. She has worked as an environmental reporter in Michigan and Maryland. She and her husband, Brian Wheeler, have three children.
Biosketch: Lauren is a senior studying Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (major), Anthropology (major), and Women and Gender Studies (minor). She has previously worked for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams before arriving to ESPP in March 2017. Along with being a proud alumna of the Spartan Marching Band as a tenor saxophone, she enjoys reading, writing, going on adventures in the wilderness, and watching Michigan State sports!
Biosketch: Sierra is a junior in the College of Lyman Briggs studying Actuarial Science (major) and Computer Science (minor). Sierra also works as a Student Office Assistant at MSU Landscaping Services. She is involved in Alternative Spartan Breaks and Honors Times Two Mentoring. Along with volunteering and mentoring, Sierra loves to read, cuddle with her dog Lacy, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with family and friends.
Biosketch: Jarek is a senior in the Eli Broad Business College majoring in Marketing. He is involved in Camp Kesem, Relay for Life, StudentsCare and the Michigan State Entrepreneurship Association. Besides volunteering and working, Jarek loves eating good food, running, traveling, and spending times with friends.
Biosketch: Avery is a freshman going into the Pre-Med field. She will be joining the Women's Club Volleyball team this fall and plans on continuing to help volunteering with the community and focus on her studies. Along with that, Avery enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating, traveling, and working out.