GNCE, Class of 2018 ?
Back row, l-r: Maya Sutton-Smith, Josh Lee and Maddie Fenderson
Middle row, l-r: Katherine Carey, Saskia Stark-Ewing, Phoebe Masterson-Ekart, Clare Loughlin and Juliette Lee
Front row l-r, Jessica Sullivan and Lauren Baretta

Juniors continue to participate in the Certificate Seminar ES 395. Designed to help prepare students for their internships and senior integrative projects, the seminar provides juniors an opportunity to present their proposals to students and faculty. It also offers in-depth discussion of current environmental issues with invited speakers, and the opportunity to share information among students with diverse backgrounds.

Juniors take the additional courses that they have selected to prepare for their internships and projects. Many students study away for one semester so they are encouraged to select a location with courses that will augment their program of studies in the Center. Finally, they submit their internship learning agreements for approval, and prepare to leave for their summer work with a variety of organizations in different states and abroad. 

Meet the Class of 2018

Lauren Baretta
Government major 
Environmental Interest: Sustainable agriculture, genetically modified organisms, agricultural policy and law
Katherine Carey  
Environmental Studies major
Environmental Interest: degradation of coral reefs and their ecosystems; as well as associated economic decline due to shoreline infrastructure and sediment runoff
Madeline Fenderson
Environmental Studies major
Environmental Interest: analyzing sustainability in Maine fisheries at ecological and economic levels
Josh Lee
Government major
Environmental Interest: conflicting and hypocritical environmental policy, carbon emissions and acid rain
Juliette Lee 
Environmental Studies major
Environmental Interest: marine and environmental policy in Europe
Clare Loughlin
Environmental Studies major
Environmental Interest: threats to environmental and public health that cosmetics pose, lack of federal regulation and the new environmental movement surrounding cosmetics
Phoebe Masterson-Eckart
Botany and Mathematics majors
Environmental Interest: modeling plant, water and drought for climate and water resource management
Saskia Stark-Ewing
Government major, Environmental Studies minor
Environmental Interest: patterns of changing food consumption habits in Vietnam and their environmental implications
Jessica Sullivan
Environmental Studies major, English minor
Environmental Interest: the rise of "Frankenfood" and how media tactics shape our perception of genetically modified and organic food
Maya Sutton-Smith
History major
Environmental Interest: historical exploration of nuclear waste and issues