Like so many opportunities in the summer and fall of 2020, the expectations of an internship experience shifted. Along with fluctuating expectations, paid internship opportunities became scarce. In late summer 2020, a generous donor stepped forward, providing funding to the Department of Environmental Sciences to support students with internships focused on the green sector. We… Continue reading Congratulations to the Green Internships Career Fund Awardees
Nine years ago, Jacqueline Yap (C’15) found her interest in climate change piqued after a visit to China the summer before her freshmen year at Emory. That interest, not only shaped her undergraduate experience at Emory as a student of environmental sciences, but was also pivotal during her time in law school at George Washington… Continue reading Building Blocks: Jacqueline Yap (C’15) reflects on how her ENVS degree prepared her for law school and beyond
Christie Jones was at a crossroads as she came to the end of her second year at Emory. She was on the path that she had always envisioned - a biology major completing her pre-med requirements, but she felt something was missing. Fortunately, luck and circumstance intervened offering Christie on opportunity to develop her interests… Continue reading What happens when COVID-19 derails your summer research? Just ask Christie Jones, 4+1 ENVS BS/MPH student.
April 22, 2020 Looking for an escape? Enjoy the latest island "flyover" video from the Georgia Coast Atlas project. The video, published on Southern Spaces, was produced by the Center for Digital Scholarship, with Michael Page, ENVS alumna Leotie Hakkila, and me (Professor Tony Martin) as some of the coauthors on the article. STORY & VIDEO LINK… Continue reading Ossabaw Island Flyover from the Georgia Coast Atlas project
My name is Sydney Wolchok, and I earned my degree from Emory back in 2017, having double-majored in Environmental Sciences and Human Health. To those who have just graduated, congratulations! It truly is a huge accomplishment to receive a degree from Emory. To those who still have time left to experience all Emory has to… Continue reading Seeing Beyond “Plan A” by ENVS alumna Sydney Wolchok (C’17)
We are so pleased to announce Emilio Arias (C'20) has been awarded the 2020 Hickcox Award. Since 2015, the Department of Environmental Sciences has been honored to present the Hickcox award to a graduating senior. Named in honor of ENVS distinguished Emeritus Professor (and Waffles Thursday King), C. Woodbridge Hickcox, or Woody as we know… Continue reading 2020 Hickcox Award Winner – Emilio Arias (C’20)
Amanda Vicente, a PhD student in the Gillespie Lab, researches cave dwelling bats in her native Costa Rica. Amanda's important research, supported by ENVS BS/MPH students and ENVS undergraduates, is featured in an outstanding article from Carol Clark with Emory Communications. Enjoy the full article here: Bat ecology in the era of pandemics Congratulations to… Continue reading Bat ecology in the era of pandemics
Emily Isaac (C'21) We are pleased to announce that Emily Isaac (C’21) has been awarded the 2020 Lester Scholarship. Emily has demonstrated a deep and abiding interest in environmental sciences, along with an outstanding academic record, and we are proud to recognize her as the Lester Scholarship recipient of 2020. As a new student at… Continue reading Emily Isaac (C’21) – 2020 ENVS Lester Scholarship Recipient
“Pathogens do not respect species boundaries,” says disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie, an associate professor in Emory University’s department of environmental sciences, who studies how shrinking natural habitats and changing behaviour add to the risk of diseases spilling over from animals to humans.The Guardian, March 18, 2020 “Apes are endangered primarily because of habitat loss and poaching, and more… Continue reading Covid 19 Threatens Great Apes: Professor Gillespie provides his expertise across media outlets
Time and time again we are reminded by students and alumni that their path to studying in Environmental Sciences (ENVS) is not linear. Like many students who study in ENVS, Michael Asch (OX'11, C'13) came to Oxford/Emory with broad interests. He was able to hone those interests and create a degree that was not only… Continue reading ENVS Alumni Career Profile: Michael Asch (OX’11, C’13) – How excellent preparation and a little luck pay off in job search.