Tuesday, December 16th
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 and 2015. The Fall 2014 Environmental Studies Scholarship recipients are:
As an Environmental Studies major at NYU, Elle has taken a lot of classes that allowed her to work with environmental issues in the urban environment and completed two minors in Environmental Biology and Animal Studies. Through the program, she worked with groups such as NYC Audubon and the Wildlife Conservation Society to examine species distribution and diversity and completed independent research with support from a DURF Grant. Her own interests lie in studying avian communities and invasive species in human-influenced ecosystems, and she is currently applying to Ph.D. programs in ecology to continue her studies after undergraduate graduation.
As an Environmental Studies major on the Environmental Values and Society track, Melanie is academically focused on the nature of local and global environmental problems, as well as the regulations and laws that concern them. Her studies in the ES program, along with her minors in Politics and English, have informed and solidified her plans to study environmental law after college. The intersection between the environment and policy is her greatest interest and passion, and her goal is to embark on a career path that allows her to influence environmental policy and work towards solutions for some of our most pressing environmental issues.
Audrey is on the Environmental Values and Society track. She is also majoring in Sociology and minoring in Creative Writing. Her areas of interest revolve around issues of environmental and food justice. In particular, she is interested in the agricultural system: how it is harmful both environmentally and in terms of farmers’ and workers’ rights. She sees graduate school--Master's and maybe a PhD program--in her future.
Brian is currently studying Environmental Studies within the College of Arts and Science, with minors in both Environmental Biology and Business Studies. His interests are interdisciplinary, and involve the incorporation of economic principles with ecological dynamics, to foster better conservation and management of overexploited marine species.