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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES NEWS

Studying Abroad in Queensland, Australia

This semester, 16 students are taking part in the Queensland, Australia program led by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne and Associate Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander. A fast-paced and rigorous academic program, the Queensland semester combines high quality science teaching in the classroom with exposure to and utilization of concepts in the field. While previously ...  More >>

Adams ’16 Named Hollings Scholar

Brooke Adams '16 was recently named to the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program. As a Hollings Scholar, Adams will be provided with up to $8,000 in academic assistance and a 10-week, paid full-time summer internship at a NOAA facility next summer. Awards also include all travel expenses to attend orientations and conferences. "I am so honored to be the recipient of the...  More >>

Interning for Conservation in Massachusetts

Working this summer with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Robb Croasdaile ‘16, Rebecca Greiff ‘15, Emily Ott ‘17 and Rebecca Siegel ‘15 took on today's environmental challenges while exploring potential career paths. Established in 1975, the EEA operates under the mission to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of...  More >>

FLI Summer Sustainability Interns

Mary McLoughlin '15 and Cameron Benoit '16 are spending the summer working as sustainability interns for the Finger Lakes Institute. Each is focusing on a different area of sustainability at the Colleges, from preparing the Eco Representatives to change student habits for a lifetime to working to curb greenhouse gases institutionally. Their internships are funded by the Office of Sustainability ...  More >>

Bartell '14 With Cornell Agriculture

Jackson Bartell '14 is working in the Plant Genetics Research Unit (PGRU) at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Park, where he is helping pollinate, and grow crops for seed extraction. "We're actually using special cages and strategically placed bee hives to isolate each plant and avoid cross-pollination with others so we get the traits we want to see," Bartell explains. While standing under bee n...  More >>

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PROFILES

Anna Dorman
Anna Dorman '13
International Relations & Environmental Studies Double Major
Economics and Middle Eastern Studies Double Minor
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Amman, Jordan
I chose to study abroad in Jordan because it brought together all of the components that I had been studying at the Colleges perfectly. I took intensive Arabic courses, as well as courses in modernization and social change in Jordan. The most incredible part of my experience was the opportunity to live with a Jordanian family - they truly made me feel welcome. Going abroad was one of the best academic and personal decisions I’ve ever made.
Extracurricular
I’m currently the president of the HWS Debate Team and of the Americans for Informed Democracy club. I am a civic leader though CCESL and an outreach coordinator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. I’m also an environmental representative through the Office of Sustainability, a member of Campus Greens, and a member of the William Smith Congress.
Research
I’m currently doing summer research with Professor Beth Kinne on hydrofracking in New York and Pennsylvania. I also completed an independent study with Professor John Halfman on changes in the Seneca Lake watershed in the past decade, and I completed an independent study while I was in Jordan on food security in Jordan.
Middle Eastern Studies
The course “Comparative Politics of the Middle East” with Professor Stacey Philbrick Yadav was my introduction to Middle Eastern politics, and I found it absolutely fascinating. Prior to this class, I never would have imagined that I would study abroad in Jordan!