Saige Middleton (she/her)
Constellations Fellowship Program Manager
Saige Middleton has been at the helm of the Constellations Fellowship program for two years, where she is responsible for program strategy, partnership and alumni engagement, intern placement, learning and assessment. She provides personalized support for interns as well as host organizations throughout the fellowship experience while also spearheading program design and outreach.
She often speaks on the topics of workforce development and youth leadership in the climate space. In 2022, Saige spoke at the Aspen Ideas: Climate Festival in Miami, Florida. There, she shared her insights on sector-wide talent needs and the remarkable achievements of the Constellations Fellowship Program. She was also invited to speak at the Patel College of Global Sustainability's Speaker Series, where she shared her knowledge of innovative sustainability practices in the private and public sectors.
Prior to joining the GWMP team, Saige served as a National Leadership Associate for the nonprofit, Our Climate, where she had the opportunity to lead their climate justice podcast series, "Is It Hot Enough For Ya?". Her career began when she received the Alana Lee Thompson Memorial Scholarship and was granted the opportunity to serve as a Resource Management Intern in Yellowstone National Park. During this time, she also lent her expertise to the University of Florida's Urban Tree and Land Management Lab, contributing 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.
She received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida and earned her master's degree in Climate Change and Global Sustainability with a Graduate Certificate in Food Sustainability and Security from the University of South Florida's Patel College of Global Sustainability. Saige's journey has been marked by a passionate commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, and she put plans in place for exponential growth of the fellowship program under her leadership.