A total of eighteen Yale College Environmental Studies seniors received their degrees on Monday, May 22nd. We are so proud of this incredibly talented group of scholars, problem solvers, and active citizens!
Over the commencement weekend four Gaylord Donnelley Prizes were awarded to EVST seniors for excellent interdisciplinary scholarship demonstrated in their senior essays. The 2017 recipients were:
- Abigail Cheskis (Hopper College), Food Frames for Climate Change Awareness and Action
- Alexandra Golden (Trumbull College), “To Preserve Unimpaired”: The Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation in Yellowstone National Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument
- Calvin Harrison (Hopper College), “If You Don’t Protect The Companion of the Environment, There Won’t Be an Environment”: Naqab Bedouin and Sustainability at Wadi Attir
- Nathaniel Haslett (Hopper College), Offsetting the Cost of Emissions Reductions: Maine Forests and Claifornia’s Cap-and-Trade Market
This group of graduates also included our first B.S. recipient, Katherine Nehyba. Read more about Katherine’s senior essay here. For a full list of senior essay projects (and abstracts) from our class of 2017, follow this link.
Congratulations to our 2017 Yale College Environmental Studies graduates, we will miss you, and look forward to seeing you all launch into your next adventures!