"I was so amazed that humans could have such impact on the environment around them. articles always talk about all these negative things that humans are doing to the world, But [sometimes] We as humans do positive things to help the environment. it can feel so tangible and physical."
Kevin Wolz was born and raised near one of the largest forest preserves in Illinois, located in a suburb of Chicago. Kevin Wolz decided to pursue both engineering and a degree in biology at the University of Illinois, and received bachelor’s degrees in both Integrative Biology and Civil Engineering in 2013. He is currently a PhD student in Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology at the University of Illinois.
At the University of Illinois, Kevin Wolz founded the Woody Perennial Polyculture Research Site. The goal of the project is create a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to the annual monoculture -- perennial polyculture, where many different plants grow together in a field with no need to replant. He also founded the Savanna Institute, a nonprofit organization which is dedicated to developing perennial agricultural systems with farmers.
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