2012 Scholar

Christopher M. Reinhart
Ball State University

Christopher M. Reinhart
Christopher lives in the rolling hills and hollows of southern Indiana in a home he built of earth, straw bales, timber, and many salvaged materials. Through his lectures, workshops, and articles, he has educated many people about natural building techniques and philosophy. After a series of adventures outside of academia, he began studying architecture formally and will complete his undergraduate degree in 2013. Chris was a 2009 Byron Fellow and was awarded the Jaenine C. Rae Humanitarian Award for his service as president of the campus Ecology Club at Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington, where he was a commencement speaker in 2010.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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