Darin Toohey, Ph.D.

Darin Toohey, Ph.DFaculty Director

I am an atmospheric scientist who studies problems that influence human health and the quality of people’s lives around the world. I was lucky to be a part of a small group who determined that chemicals emitted by human activities caused the Antarctic Ozone Hole, and I now work on the impacts of emissions on air quality and climate around the world. More importantly, however, I work for a top research university where my colleagues and I can tell our stories and inspire a new generation of socially responsible world citizens to apply their innovative skills to solving the world’s grand challenges. This is where you come in! Your passions and your dreams inspired us to create this residential academic program, one that co-designed CU’s only LEED platinum residence hall, and where students with different backgrounds, experiences, and interests work in teams to address the grand challenges – like poverty, lack of clean air and water, and food and energy security – that are the cornerstones of global sustainability. So, please join me and the dedicated faculty and staff of “SSI RAP” as we hop on the ship that will take us on a new and incredible journey. Oh, and if you haven’t yet joined the RAP, it isn’t too late! All aboard!




Stephanie BarnhizerStephanie Barnhizer

Program Coordinator

Stephanie joined the program in its start-up phase in late June, 2011.  She brings a diverse set of skills from many years serving administrative and marketing roles in environmental nonprofit organizations, including Earthwatch in Boston and the Keystone Center here in Colorado.  She coordinated a program for divinity school students for the Unitarian Universalist Association (a liberal social movement) and administered the office of a congregation in the Boulder area for eight years.  She earned a Master’s in Teaching through Antioch’s Environmental Studies Program in Keene, New Hampshire.