Members of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment Class of 2016.
Back row, l-r: Jessica Wright, Natalie Calhoun, Aly Cheney, Olivia Rabbitt, Emily MacGibeny, Caitlin Persa, Maia Draper-Reich and Cian Fields Front Row, l-r: Marina Stuart, Emma Rotner, Anna Marshall and Matt Luciani

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.

GNCE Class of 2016 Internship Reflection Papers Booklet (pdf)

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.

Natalie Calhoun

Major: Environmental Studies
Environmental Interest: Municipal waste management, landfill divergence strategies and waste energy solutions

Aly Cheny

Majors: Environmental Studies and Economics
Environmental Interest: Carbon values of American forests - United Nations REDD methods

Mai Draper-Reich

Majors: Biology and Dance
Environmental Interest: Relationships between arctic communities, scientists and policy makers

Cian Fields

Major: Economics
Environmental Interest: Auto industry policy and environmental impacts

Matt Luciani

Major: History
Environmental Interests: Environmental racism towards Southwest, U.S. Native Americans

Emily MacGibeny

Major: Environmental Studies
Environmental Interest: Traditional ecological knowledge and the relation to biodiversity & environmental awareness 

Anna Marshall

Majors: Environmental Studies and Anthropology
Environmental Interest: Enviromental impacts of dam removal

Caitlin Persa

Major: Environmental Studies
Environmental Interest: Intersection of art and alternative energy

Olivia Rabbitt

Major: Environmental Studies
Environmental Interest: Economic and social structures of permaculture

Emma Rotner

Majors: Environmental Studies and International Relations
Environmental Interest: Environmental and social justice issues with mining and development

Marina Stuart

Major: Environmental Studies
Environmental Interest: Accessibility and efficacy of science writing

Jessica Wright

Major: Biology
Environmental Interest: Potential comparability of environmental and animal welfare activism