Student Voices

“My experience in the Urban Sustainability program has been both reaffirming and inspiring.”

Daryl Bilandzija

Valley Center, CA
Altadena, CA
Woodworking (especially using reclaimed materials), gardening, bird watching

English and ecology teacher at Odyssey Charter School in Altadena, CA. Daryl was the winner of the 2012 Great American Teach-Off.

“My experience in the Urban Sustainability program has reaffirmed my conviction that we live in truly challenging times, as our current political and economic systems are proving themselves inept to deal with the ecological and social crises that we face. It's inspiring to know that, as complex as these problems may seem, the solutions are only limited by our ability to imagine and act on them. The MA in Urban Sustainability program has provided me with the tools and resources to do just that.”