Saige Middleton (she/her)
Constellations Program Manager
Saige Middleton is the Program Manager spearheading the Constellations Fellowship for the Global Warming Mitigation Project. A 2020 graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Policy, Saige's journey has been marked by a passionate commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Her path was illuminated by the Alana Lee Thompson Memorial Scholarship, which granted her the opportunity to serve as a Resource Management Intern in Yellowstone National Park during the summer of 2019. Saige also lent her expertise to the University of Florida's Urban Tree and Land Management Lab, contributing to research on Florida's canopy coverage and highlighting the benefits of urban tree canopy on carbon sequestration in the paper Florida’s Urban Forest: A Valuation of Benefits.
Fueled by her dedication to climate justice, Saige continued her academic pursuits at the University of South Florida's Patel College of Global Sustainability. Here, she earned her master's degree in Climate Change and Global Sustainability and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Food Sustainability and Security. During her time as a graduate student, Saige undertook a role as the National Leadership Associate for Our Climate, where she had the opportunity to lead their climate justice podcast series "Is It Hot Enough For Ya?".
Following the successful completion of her master's program, Saige was invited to speak at her Alma Mater for the Patel College of Global Sustainability's Speaker Series, where she shared her knowledge of innovative sustainability practices in both private and public organizations. In 2022, Saige had the opportunity to speak at the Aspen Ideas: Climate Festival in Miami, Florida. There, she shared her insights into the remarkable achievements of the Constellations Fellowship Program, further solidifying her reputation as a leader in the fight against global warming.