Photos by Ivan Soto and Kellie Jo Brown


ENST Senior, Noemi Pacheco-Ramirez Receives Scholarship to Attend Childhood Obesity Cofrence

ENST Senior, Noemi Pacheco-Ramirez, received a Young Adult Professional Scholarship to attend the Childhood Obesity Conference, the theme of which is "Good Health for All: Addressing where we Live, Learn, Work, and Play," in San Diego in June.  The goal of the scholarship is to "inspire, nurture, and motivate the younger generation to take an active role in influencing positive community change." Congratulations Noemi!


Sarah Jaquette Ray Has Published Two New Books

Program Leader Sarah Jaguette Ray has recently published two new books, Critical Norths: Space, Nature, Theory, which includes essays that analyze representations of "the North" in literature, film, and popular discourse, and Disability Studies & the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-crip Theory, which pulls together articles from writers, scholars, and activists on the emerging intersection of disability studies and environmental studies.  


The department will be under construction for awhile, as we use the opportunity to revisit our mission and identity. Until then, the current curriculum remains the same. One big change is that the Environment and Community MA program is now located within the ENST Department, and affiliated faculty of the two programs are now merged. Stay tuned for more updates.

Words from our Alumni

After finishing the Environmental Studies program, I moved to Portland, Oregon to intern at Metro, a regional government and metropolitan planning organization. I am working on the GIS and cartographic applications of the Regional Transportation Plan, one which focuses on improving aspects of safety, reliability and accessibility of transportation in the Portland Metropolitan region. One of my passions is using cartography to work towards a healthy and just world, and by having Metro focus on providing equal access to safe and sustainable transportation utilizes and excites my passion. The Environmental Studies program provided me with the knowledge on aspects of environmental inequality and the passion to continue working towards a world I would like to see.

Paige Williams, 2016

Everyday I really am thinking about my impact on the environment and the people. ... The passion and energy [ENST faculty] put into my education was not wasted a bit. I absorbed every drop and will be passing it along. ... I don't know what I will be doing in the distant future, but I will be doing it for the planet and the people before I will ever do it for mine or someone else's selfishness.

Trevor Mahaffey, Class of 2015