Class of 2015 Certificate Students

GNCE Class of 2015 Seniors
Back row, l-r: Conor Quilty, Lisa Paulsen and Jeanette Hoets Front row, l-r: Margot Wilsterman, Mara Lookabaugh and Azul Tellez Not pictured:Anna Curtis-Heald, Alex Iezzi, Maeve Kidney, Kristina Satterlee and Michaela Tepler

Seniors in the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment certificate program return from their internships and share their experiences and with other certificate students in their third year of the Certificate Seminar ES 495. They continue active participation in Center-sponsored activities and complete any outstanding certificate requirements. Now the students integrate their experiences gained from their majors, additional course work, internships and research into their senior integrative projects.

During the year they present their progress to students and faculty in the Certificate Seminar. They present their final senior integrative project as either an individual study or an honors thesis at an annual public event, and prepare posters and abstracts of their work. Finally, the seniors attend a ceremony in their honor where they receive their Certificates in Environmental Studies.

Anna Curtis-Heald

Major: Environmental Studies Minor: Art
Environmental Interest: Sustainable art and environmental education
Internship: Maine Island Trail Association, Portland, ME

Jeannette Hoets

Majors: French and Government
Environmental Interest: Relationship between local impacts and policy change with oil spills
Internship: Ocean Exploration Trust Exploration, Old Lyme, CT on the Exploration Vessle Nautilus , Gulf of Mexico

Alexandra Iezzi

Major: Geophysics (self-designed) Minor: Math
Environmental Interest: Seismic prediction and impacts of volcanos and lahars
Internship: United States Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK

Maeve Kidney

Major: Sociology Minor: Art
Environmental Interest: Local vs. western world perspectives on human-wildlife interactions, explored through photography and journalism
Internship: Wildlife Friends Foundation, Petchaburi, Thailand

Mara Lookabaugh

Major: Architectural Studies
Environmental Interest: How the U.S. can reach a balance in environmental priorities and economic concerns related to sustainable architecture
Internship: B-rOOt Studios, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lisa Paulsen

Major: Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Interest: The synergistic effects of consumer products, especially personal care products on water systems
Internship: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

Conor Quilty

Majors: Botany and English
Environmental Interests: Viticulture and the viability and sustainability of the land through multiple reuses and new land use practices
Internship: Kendall Jackson Wine Center, Fulton, CA

Kristina Satterlee

Majors: Environmental Studies and English
Environmental Interests: How sustainable agriculture can be successfully implemented in developing countries
Internship: Groundwork Hudson Valley, New York, NY

Azul Tellez

Major: Environmental Studies
Environmental Interest: How urban agriculture is being used to mitigate food deserts and to encourage black empowerment movements
Internship: Davis Projects for Peace, East Portland, OR 

Micaela Tepler

Majors: Environmental Studies and Music
Environmental Interest: Environmental injustice; changing musical expressions as a result of disaster in Louisiana
Internship: New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, New Orleans, LA

Margot Wilsterman

Major: Biology
Environmental Interest: By-catch reduction through research on marine organisms, fishery equipment modification and fisheries policy
Internship: New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

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