Interdisciplinary Studies’ new professor: Soraya Cardenas

Soraya Cardenas

Soraya Cardenas

Dr. Soraya Cardenas is a new Associate Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her areas of specialization are Environmental Sociology, Social Justice, Sustainability, Renewable Energy and Water Resources.  She received her doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She comes to Sierra Nevada College from the University of Maine at Fort Kent.  Some of her accolades include Fulbright Scholar, University of Kansas Dissertation Fellow, recipient of a National Science Foundation Grant to produce a documentary with students on biomass, researcher of the year at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and nominee for a statewide service award in Maine for her work with students and the community.  Most recently, she just completed a manuscript for publication.

On a personal note, Soraya is a distance runner and currently is training for a marathon.  She also enjoys downhill and skate skiing, hiking, snorkeling and biking.

Multimedia Journalism student and Sustainability major Sharhesa Fife interviews Soraya about when Soraya realized she was passionate about Sustainability.