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MES in the Community 2019

  • Octavia Sun (MES ’18) is turning her sustainability research into a platform to discuss environmentally conscious practices in the apparel industry

    Octavia Sun (MES ’18) is turning her sustainability research into a platform to discuss environmentally conscious practices in the apparel industry. 

  • For Akudo Ejelonu (MES ’18/MPH ’17), a dual degree program provided opportunities to make connections between fields, professions, countries, and identities.

  • Kristen King (MES/MEng/MS ’17) draws on every element of her interdisciplinary education in China, France, and the United States.

  • Dual degree graduate Lauren Kurtz (MES ‘12/JD ’10) draws on her legal and environmental expertise to protect climate science research.

  • In the business of sustainability

    Excellence in Environmental Studies Award winner Valerie Preethi Vincent (MES ’19) discusses her career pivot to environmental sustainability.

  • A course of nature

    MES program director Yvette Bordeaux helps students of the environment find different pathways to a greener future.

  • Frederik Wouda Kuipers (MES ’18) researches sustainable strategies for electric vehicles and municipal energy use.

  • Getting into the weeds

    Penn Park Supervisor Sam Royer (MES ’19) enhances his landscaping experience with environmental science.

  • Where there’s a will, there’s a waterway

    At the Water Center at Penn, Meg Kramer (MES ’18) merges her business acumen with her commitment to sustainability.

  • Not just a walk in the park

    When Lindsey Walker (MES ’13) started the Master of Environmental Studies program at Penn, she enrolled in as many field classes as she could.

  • Caring for the Commonwealth’s community trees

    As the Community Engagement and Program Coordinator for the Bureau of Forestry, Shea Zwerver (MES ’12) teaches diverse communities how to tend forests.

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