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MES in the Community

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  • Waste not, want not

    As Zero Waste and Litter Coordinator for the City of Philadelphia, Haley Jordan (MES ’18—expected) teams up with local partners for a cleaner city.

  • Branching out

    From urban forestry to energy efficiency, Bailey Smith (MES ’19—expected) explores the human element of environmental challenges.

  • Shining a light on community action

    Excellence in Environmental Studies Award winner Mahvish Azim Ilyas (MES ’18) wants to shine light on solar energy.

  • The best laid plants

    At Willistown Conservation Trust, Kristen Henwood (MES ’12) promotes environmental sustainability from the ground up.

  • Thinking outside the walls

    An urban health researcher who studies the way people travel in cities, Jana A. Hirsch (MES ’10) knows that there are many paths to success.

  • A farm for the community

    Johanna Rosen (MES ’13) founded Mill Creek Farm, a nonprofit educational farm in the heart of Philadelphia. Now she helps other farmers secure affordable land.

  • Highway-to-highway

    “Penn’s Master of Environmental Studies (MES) helped me realize that I am a big picture kind of person. In the classroom and out in the field, I often asked myself, ‘How do we get people where they need to be to fix a problem?’” shares Hilary Leifsen (MES ’16).

  • Seeing the forest for the trees

    Explore Amanda Wood’s hands-on experiences working in urban forestry and resource management while earning her Master of Environmental Studies.

  • Photograph courtesy: Fernando Ortiz

    “I am connected to water because of my upbringing in Puerto Rico. The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program at the University of Pennsylvania was instrumental in providing opportunities that fostered my passion for linking water and people,” reflects Tiffany Ledesma (MES ’01).

  • “I learned how to create win-win situations within stakeholder management in Penn’s Master of Environmental Studies (MES),” shares May Vickers (MES ’16), a sourcing manager for FMC Corporation’s Global Procurement Group.

  • “I learned in Penn’s Master of Environmental Studies program (MES) that three to four percent of the total energy consumption in the US is used for drinking water and wastewater. It represents a tremendous opportunity for the water industry to step up for sustainability,” shares John Eppensteiner (MES ’15).

Penn and the environment

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MES Virtual Cafe

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