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Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus Spotlight: Harry Hadland ’15

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing alumnus Harry Hadland ’15, Political Science major and former president of Students for Sustainability. He has been working for the Houston Food Bank since 2017 and applying what he learned… Continue Reading →

Alumni Spotlight: Myrka Moreno ’19

This week, Lorna Probasco ‘20, interviewed recent graduate Myrka Moreno 19’ who majored in Digital Media Management and minored in Journalism during her time here on the hilltop. Today she is a Social Media Engagement Fellow for “Grist,” a Seattle-based… Continue Reading →

Alumni Spotlight: Sam Griffith ’19

Last week we checked in with Samuel Griffith, who graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in Writing & Rhetoric and Creative Writing concentration. We asked him a few questions about life on the hilltop and what came thereafter.  What have you… Continue Reading →

Alumni Spotlight: Benji Fitten ’19

Benji Fitten ‘19, a Political Science alumnus, spoke with the Office of Sustainability to talk about his efforts as an Americorps Vista for the City of Austin’s transportation department and what it takes to keep Austin riding. When did you… Continue Reading →

Mary Knothe ’19 is spreading sustainability

Mary Knothe ’19, an Environmental Science and Policy alumna, spoke with Office of Sustainability Digital Media Intern Lorna Probasco ’20 to talk about how she’s using what she learned at St. Edward’s University, in the classroom and out of it, to help her… Continue Reading →

Camila Rojas ’19 on her published research and life after SEU

Camila Rojas’ 19, an Environmental Science and Policy alumna, recently had her research published about tourism management, Protected area entry fee and governance quality, which resulted from her study abroad experience in Panama. Camila is currently working at a research station in Costa Rica… Continue Reading →

Touching base with Grace DeLucia ’19

For this Alumni Spotlight, Lorna Probasco ’20 sat down and spoke with Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) alumna, Grace DeLucia ’19. Following her time at St. Edward’s, she has taken a position at Steven W. Carothers & Associates (SWCA) Environmental Consultants working… Continue Reading →

Paul Finch ’21 uncovers the secret life of wildlife

Do you ever wonder what the animals in your favorite hiking areas are up to? Armed with a wildlife camera, Paul Finch ’21 is capturing images of animals at Wild Basin to find out. In research partially funded by an NSF grant,… Continue Reading →

Mia Carameros ’13 paints plants in a fresh way

Mia Carameros ’13 has had a busy year. Last fall, she had a two-person exhibit at Wally Workman Gallery and she was recently featured in Tribeza magazine. Her process involves collecting plants, pressing them, and then projecting the plant onto paper…. Continue Reading →

Sarah Morton, ENSP ’18, accepted at Oxford.

Former ENSP student Sarah Morton ’18 has been accepted to the Master’s in Philosophy in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management program at the University of Oxford. After graduating from SEU in May 2018, Sarah has been a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan.

Catching up with Emily Dalton, ENSP ’17

Emily Dalton, Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Policy ’17, is currently one of fifteen in the inaugural class of the Masters of Public Health at Cornell University. As a graduate student, Emily keeps busy but still finds the… Continue Reading →

MSEM graduate hired as “ecological point person” at Brown & Gay Engineers Inc.

Another sustainability-minded alumnus continues his journey on the sustainability path. John Gonzalez MSEM ’18, a Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Management and Sustainability graduate, has been hired on at Brown & Gay Engineers (BGE) Inc. as an environmental scientist. “They see me growing… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to three of our Sustainability minded alumni – Graduate programs, jobs and scholarships

We are thrilled to share these alumni successes with our Sustainability network! Our alumni are so talented and are making their mark in the world. Environmental Science and Policy major Olivia Leos ’17 was accepted into the master’s program in Environmental… Continue Reading →

Alumna-Owned Business Lauded for Best Pastrami in the State by Texas Monthly

In late 2017, Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn wrote about Mum Foods, co-owned by Environmental Science and Policy major Mattison Bills ’14. Vaughn called the company’s pastrami “the Platonic ideal of Texas pastrami.” Bills managed the St. Edward’s greenhouse before moving to Hawaii to… Continue Reading →

SEU Grad is Building Austin’s First Tiny Hemp Home to Combat Homelessness

Henry Valles ’08 is currently raising funds to build Austin’s first-ever tiny hemp home in the city’s Community First! Village! This initiative is part of the Mobile Loaves & Fishes nonprofit, providing “affordable, permanent housing for the disabled and chronically homeless in… Continue Reading →

ENSP Grad Explores Wildlife Ecology From Texas to Panama

Environmental Science and Policy major Kathryn Michelle Benavidez ’14 received the 2014 BSS student research award for her research as a McNair Scholar on ocelot conservation in South Texas. She presented her research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and the… Continue Reading →

Political Science Alumnus is First U.S. Citizen to Earn International Environmental Law Specialization

Political Science major Christopher Gabel ’10 graduated from the Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement, Genève, LLM Program of International Law. He is the first U.S. citizen to graduate from this program, a specialization in international law focused… Continue Reading →

MSEM Graduate in Belgium Researching How to Make Electric Cars Even More Sustainable

Liberal Studies major Gwen Bailey ’12, MSEM ’15, is working on a PhD at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (also called “KU Leuven”) in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium. Bailey is an Early Stage Researcher at KU Leuven, and her current research is on… Continue Reading →

Suzzanne Gamboa MSEM ’16 Furthers Her Sustainability Career With a Multitude of Exciting Experiences

Suzzanne Gamboa MSEM ’16 has been working with governments at the local and state levels to help implement sustainability initiatives. This past summer, Suzzanne was a Sustainability Intern for the City of El Paso, where she focused on community resilience… Continue Reading →

From Wild Basin Creative Research Center- Hook Scholar Research Spotlight: Maria Rodriguez

Wild Basin has a feature on their blog spotlighting one of the 2016 Hook Scholars, Maria Rodriguez, and her summer research on water samples from Bee Creek. Click here to find out more about how she investigated microorganisms at different points within… Continue Reading →

Meet Alumni Sustainability Champion: Kathryn Michelle Benavidez ’14

We’d like to introduce you to one of our Alumni Sustainability Champions: Kathryn Michelle Benavidez ’14! Since graduating from St. Edward’s in 2014, Michelle has followed her passion for wildlife ecology through a number of programs, presentations, and research. She… Continue Reading →

Meet Alumni Sustainability Champion: Tim Ornes ’15

We’d like to introduce you to one of our Alumni Sustainability Champions: Tim Ornes ’15! While enrolled at St. Edward’s as a Biology major in the School of Education, Tim demonstrated his passion for both wildlife and education by helping… Continue Reading →

Meet Alumni Sustainability Champion: Jaramy LaLonde ’15

We’d like to introduce you to one of our Alumni Sustainability Champions: Jaramy LaLonde ’15! While enrolled in the New College earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Jaramy revived the sustainability program, known as the Green Team, at the… Continue Reading →

Meet Alumni Sustainability Champion: Claire Hemingway ’13

We’d like to introduce you to one of our Alumni Sustainability Champions: Claire Hemingway ’13! Claire left St. Edward’s with a BA in Biology, a Texas Academy of Science grant, an Edward C. Raney Fund Award, and a $1,000 Sigma… Continue Reading →

Meet Alumni Sustainability Champion: Lauren Smitherman ’07!

We’d like to introduce you to one of our Alumni Sustainability Champions: Lauren Smitherman ’07! Lauren has certainly kept herself busy since graduating from St. Ed’s! She received her M.S. in Water Resources Science from Oregon State University in 2015. The courses… Continue Reading →

Meet Alumni Sustainability Champion: Alisha Multer ’13

We’d like to introduce you to one of our Alumni Sustainability Champions: Alisha Multer ’13! After graduating from St. Edward’s, Alisha went to graduate school for water management at Texas A&M. Since then, she’s accepted a job working for the Texas Commission… Continue Reading →

Meet Alumni Sustainability Champion: Don Cox ’69

We’d like to introduce you to one of our Alumni Sustainability Champions: Don Cox ’69! Don has been playing a major role in land conservation in and around Austin since graduating from St. Edward’s. He was involved in the early… Continue Reading →

SEU Alumna Makes Waves With Her Carbon-Free Commute via Kayak

After graduating from St. Ed’s with her BA in Sociology and a Presidential Award under her belt, Laura Prendergast ’04 made a splash out in Washington state where she began commuting to work in a kayak. The six-mile journey from… Continue Reading →

Dave Cortez ’06 Named 2015 Best Environmental Activist by Austin Chronicle

Dave Cortez graduated from St. Edward’s in 2006 with a degree in Political Science and went on to make a major impact in Austin’s environmental scene through the Sierra Club and beyond. Check out the Austin Chronicle’s writeup on him… Continue Reading →

SEU Grad Explores Aquaponics as a Sustainable Food Source at University of Notre Dame

This blog was originally posted on August 19, 2015 by Gene Stowe for the University of Notre Dame blog: Janaee Wallace joined the University of Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s (ESTEEM) Program because her college counselor said it… Continue Reading →

Alumni Sustainability Champions Initiative Launched

We are proud of all that our alumni go on to do after they leave St. Edward’s University and want to share with you some particularly sustainable work that some have been up to since graduating! Just like our recent… Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight: Janelle Sylvester, Environmental Science & Policy ’14

You may remember Environmental Science and Policy student, Janelle Sylvester ’14 from when we announced that she won the prestigious TROPIMUNDO Scholarship in 2014 out of over 1,000 applicants and 300 eligible submissions. Or maybe it was when her research… Continue Reading →

Aaron Waters MSEM ’15 Selected As (U.S.) Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, D.C.

We are proud to share with you great news! Environmental Management graduate student Aaron Waters MSEM ’15 was named a (U.S.) Presidential Management Fellowship winner. After being selected as semifinalists, along with Tommy Lapoint MSEM ’15, last year, they went… Continue Reading →

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