Chloe Alessi is an Environmental Studies student with minors in Sociology and Animal Studies. Growing up surrounded by mountains on the West Coast inspired her interest in the environment and the animals that inhabit it from a young age. After taking several Animal Studies courses and working at an internship in a non-profit organization, she hopes to combine these two things to work for an animal activism non-profit in the future. After graduation, she wants to go to graduate school to continue learning about the most effective ways to advocate for the rights of animals and the environment.
Katie Eng is a junior in Environmental Studies with a minor in Animal Studies, and is interested in the intersection between environmental policy and animal protection. Katie’s studies in the ES program, along with experiences at the NY Environmental Law and Justice Project have informed and solidified her plans to pursue a career in law. She plans on completing the Animal Studies MA at NYU before embarking on law school. In her free time, Katie works at the Henry Street Settlement through the program Jumpstart, is a member of Earth Matters, and plays tennis. Katie strives for a career path that will influence environmental and animal policy and improve conditions for future generations
Alexis Johnson is a senior in Environmental Studies with minors in Environmental Biology and Chemistry. Over the past four years, she has interned for non-profits, state departments, and a national park in Sydney, Australia. Through her classes and internships, she became passionate about aquatic ecosystems and water quality, specifically nutrient pollution and how it affects ecosystems. After graduation, she will be interning for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and plans to apply to the Peace Corps as an Environmental Education volunteer. Alexis hopes to use this scholarship to advance her career working to cherish the world’s waterways and aquatic ecosystems.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Shirley is an Environmental Studies major with minors in Environmental Biology and Sociology. Her interests lie primarily in environmental policy and how legislation can play a role in shaping the way governments address environmental issues, particularly in sustainability and environmental justice. She has recently accepted a full scholarship offer from the University of San Francisco School of Law and hopes to use her JD in environmental law to help cities build a better future through environmental and social advocacy.
Claire McNulty is a sophomore pursuing an Environmental Studies major and an English minor. Originally from northwest New Jersey, she has always felt a deep connection to and a distinct concern for the natural world. Upon having the opportunity to travel to the Bolivian Andes and view firsthand the devastating effects of climate change on glaciers and local water supplies, she realized that her passion lies within advocating for both human and environmental rights. Since beginning at NYU, she has become even more interested in imagining and investigating equitable solutions for both global and local environmental problems. Claire has previously worked with the Ridge and Valley Conservancy in New Jersey as an intern, and she currently serves as an EcoRep in her residence hall. She looks forward to continuing to learn from the faculty and her peers within the Environmental Studies program and eagerly anticipates developing more complex understandings of the unique climatic and environmental issues of our time.