Falon French has dual bachelor degrees in English and philosophy from Purdue University. She has a strong coursework background in wildlife ecology and long-standing volunteer experience with environmental organizations. She is one of the founding members of the West Lafayette Go Greener Commission and is a longtime member of Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, the Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund. Currently, she is a policy researcher and outreach associate for the Hoosier Environmental Council. In Fall 2010, she intends to pursue a master’s degree in Water Resource Policy and Management.