Tuesday, January 5th
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The Department of Environmental Studies grants a small number of students competitive scholarships based on merit and initiative. The Environmental Studies Scholarship recognizes exceptional academic achievement and noteworthy engagement with environmental practice. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, we are granting scholarships in academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16. The 2015-16 Environmental Studies Scholarship recipients are:
Alyssa is a senior Environmental Studies major on the Environmental Values and Society track. Combined with her second major, Metropolitan Studies, she hopes to address the most immediate environmental issues facing large cities today. Her Environmental Studies and Metropolitan Studies classes, internships, and volunteer experiences have taught her the importance of raising a new generation of environmentally conscious citizens, and she hopes to become involved in environmental education after graduation.
Brynn is an Environmental Studies major on the Environmental Science track. One of her main interests is the integration of effective communications and scientific research - an approach she has been working towards through various internships in communications positions at nonprofits such as Greenpeace and Virunga Fund, coupled with independent biogeochemistry research experience, conducting experiments funded by the DURF and the NSF REU. She intends to continue to work for a nonprofit after graduation to garner additional experience before applying to a PhD program.
Tommy is a senior with a double major in Environmental Studies on the Science track and Urban Design & Architecture. He also has a minor in Psychology. His studies have prepared him to work on urban planning, education, politics, and conservation efforts that create more sustainable mindsets and cities. Tommy has worked in the past as an environmental educator with Leave It Better, an Urban Parks Ranger in Brooklyn, and most recently as an intern with the Lowline. Tommy plans on working for non-profits or the public sector after graduation. Ultimately, he wants to dedicate his life to helping people find joy and balance with the environment and world around them.
Samantha is majoring in Environmental Studies and Film & Television, with a minor in Environmental Biology. Her interests lie in the changing ecology of marine ecosystems and biodiversity conservation, with a particular passion for the intersection of environmentalism and art. She plans to continue her studies in ecology and conservation in graduate school, and hopes to direct an environmental documentary film in the near future.
Ying Xin Tan
Ying Xin is an Environmental Studies major on the Environmental Values and Society track, with a double major in Urban Design and Architecture Studies as well as a minor in Economics (Policy). Having completed internships with the National Environment Agency (Ministry of Environment and Water Resources) in Singapore, she is particularly interested in environmental policy and its potential for solving the critical environmental issues we face today. She is also passionate about sustainable urban development and green city planning.