ESS Student Wins Jefferson Awards for Public Service

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Taylor Ganis ‘21 has won a Jefferson Award for Public Service, recognizing individuals for their public and volunteer service, and dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities. Taylor is a Dyson College student with a major in Environmental Studies on the Pleasantville Campus. Taylor has been an active volunteer in her community for the last decade, being awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in 2017 for outstanding volunteer service in Putnam County. She was a top fundraiser for The Alzheimer’s Association and for Relay for Life, and is a Peer Educator of Pace “FIRE” (Fighting Ignorance and Rape with Education). As a Pace student she completed two Civic Engagement and Public Value courses; Canines Assisting in Health and Animals in Society.

She currently focuses her volunteer efforts on environmental issues. She is president of the Pace NATURE club, an environmental advocate, a volunteer at the Wolf Center in North Salem, a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma (which is a national service sorority), a volunteer at Animal Nation farm sanctuary, and also supports research efforts at Rockefeller State Park Preserve- all with the aim to preserve and protect wildlife within our environment.

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