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Graduate student recognized by Hillary Clinton

August 10, 2011

Graduate student Phoenix Mourning-Star is recognized by Hillary Clinton for his work regarding the environment, health, climate change and agriculture.

Building international relationships

In March of 2010, Phoenix Mourning-Star began working for the United States Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. Upon his return from serving the State Department addressing science based relationships between the United States and New Zealand on issues of environment, health, climate change and agriculture, Mourning-Star offered to work through the State Department’s Public Affairs division to share and educate the CSU and surrounding community about the work of the State Department and Foreign Service.

Bringing influential diplomats to campus

Through his organization, the Society of Global Health Researchers in Action, Mourning-Star and his team were successfully able to bring high level diplomats to CSU’s campus including Steven Kraft Director of Narcotics and Law Enforcement for the Afghanistan/Pakistan Region, Ambassador Roger Pierce and State Department/AAAS researcher and CSU alumnus Douglas Walker.

Engaging others in governmental work

Along with coordinating speaking events, Mourning-Star and his team also held regular programs for students and faculty interested in collaborating with the State Department on research as well as career interests.

Mourning-Star's work was recently recognized by the State Department Division of Public Affairs and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Contact: Shanan Gronewoller
Phone: (970) 818-1192