GNCE Class of 2023

Vaughn Ammon
American Studies and Government majors
Senior Integrative Project: Using Ecofeminist Theory to Advocate for Better Menstrual Technology
SIP Advisor: Derek Turner
Internship: Seaside Sustainability, Gloucester, MA

Adrian Beckford
Environmental Studies major
Senior Integrative Project: Comparative Analysis of Climate Adaptation Ideas and Strategies Between Ecuador, Spain, and South Africa
SIP Advisor: Julia Flagg
Internship: Sustainable CT, New Haven, CT

Quincy Dowling
Biology major
Senior Integrative Project: Effect of Trailside Disturbance on Biodiversity of Mushroom-forming Fungi in New London, CT
SIP Advisor: Eric Vukicevich
Internship: Cornell Institute for Host Microbe Interactions and Disease, Ithaca, NY

Sarah Padilla
Biology major, Environmental Studies and English minors
Senior Integrative Project: Analyzing Local Sea Turtle Stranding Data in Collaboration with the Mystic Aquarium
SIP Advisor: Maria Rosa 
Internship: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Coastal Ocean Processes at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Ellie Pieper
Biology major, Italian minor 
Senior Integrative Project: Analyzing Local Seal Stranding Data to Inform Conservation Efforts
SIP Advisor: Maria Rosa
Internship: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS), Bermuda

Liam Rimas
Government and Environmental Studies majors
Senior Integrative Project: Urban Climate Mitigation Under Federal Right-Wing Regimes
SIP Advisor: Jane Dawson
Internship: Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments, Essex, CT

Kevin Rissmiller
Government major, Sociology and Economics minors
Senior Integrative Project: The Political Impacts of the Climate Movement in the United States
SIP Advisor: Mara Suttman-Lea
Internship: Office of Congressman Jim McGovern Washington D.C.

Anna Smith
English major
Senior Integrative Project: How Can Poetry Help Us Heal Our Relationship with the Environment? 
SIP Advisor: Michelle Neely
Internship: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Alaine Zhang
Biology major, Environmental Studies minor
Senior Integrative Project: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Seabird Conservation: Mapping the Least Terns on Cape Cod
SIP Advisor: Derek Turner 
Internship: MassWildlife, Buzzards Bay, MA