Evan Litwin
Pronouns
He/ Him/His
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Operations & Alumni Initiatives, University of Vermont

Evan Litwin holds his BA in Sociology & Geography from the University of Vermont and an MS in Public Affairs & International Relations from UMass Boston. He is a member of several academic honors societies and is humbled to have been a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Fellow at both institutions. His undergraduate McNair research focused on the changing social demography of Chittenden County using US Census data, while his graduate capstone research on climate migration from Small Island Developing States in the age of sea level rise and its policy and legal implications, gained him top institutional honors.

At UMass Boston he served as a Fellow at the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters, focusing on the relationship between US neoliberal economic and trade policies in Haiti and their contributions to climate and disaster vulnerability. He traveled to Haiti to continue his research in July 2010 shortly after the earthquake.

He also served as a fellow for the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development where he developed and launched the University's Nigerian Legal Scholars Exchange, a program that brought attorneys, magistrates, and conflict resolution specialists from Nigeria for workshops with leading legal experts and judicial bodies in Boston.

Evan currently serves as the Operations & Alumni Initiatives Assistant at the University of Vermont Prism Center, serving and supporting LGBTQ+ students. He is deeply committed to identity-centered engagement models and rethinking how institutions can and should authentically engage diverse alumni "beyond the ask." He has spoken on this topic for a variety of organizations including the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He is a passionate fundraiser and community builder.

Evan is an involved community activist in Burlington and Vermont focused on social and economic justice issues. He formerly served on the Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Council focused on integrating SRI practices into UVM's endowment management, as co-chair of the City of South Burlington Restorative Justice Council, and as a former Secretary for the Champlain Area NAACP, which he helped found in 2015. He recently founded the Rename Negro Brook Alliance, a working group focused on changing race-based geographic place names in Vermont.