Sean Chung moved to Bloomington in 2018 for graduate school and studied Energy Policy at Indiana University. After receiving his M.P.A. and M.S.E.S. from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in December 2020, Sean became a volunteer at Monroe County–Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC–IRIS). A passionate supporter of renewable energy, Sean hopes to pursue a career in developing solar and wind energy.
Before volunteering for a local environmental group, Sean Chung was unaware of the problems invasive plants were causing here in Monroe County and “every single community in the U.S.” For this article, he interviewed people working to “contain the invasion” and prevent the kind of “ecological collapse” that invasives can cause. Click here to read the article.