Dr. Douglas Meffert

Dr. Douglas Meffert, Marshall Class of '84, environmentalist, has recently been named a Harvard Loeb Scholar and United Nations Advisor (for UNESCO). A rare combination of scientist and community activist, he led the Bring New Orleans Back sustainability initiatives which brought his work to the attention of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy where he will be working next year. He attended University of California at Los Angeles, attended and is a professor at Tulane and Xavier Universities. His dream is to open the RiverSphere, a new riverfront research center and museum. which was sidetracked by Hurricane Katrina. He lives in New Orleans, and his hobbies include cartoon-drawing and running (3 Marathons) including the San Antonio Marathon which he ran with his oldest brother, Jeff.

Pillar of...: 
Responsibility
School: 
John Marshall High School
Year: 
2007
Class of ...: 
1984