ES alums talk on campus

Hi, ES students –

            ES alums Chris Bruno and Greg Baron will be giving a presentation about their grad school experiences on Th, 24 Feb, upstairs in Alumnae House.  They are in the MEM program at Duke.

            Check it out below.

            Thanks.  Take care! – John

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

Career Call: Graduate School in the Sciences- Environmental Management

Thursday, February 24th– Noon, Alumni House (2nd floor conference room)

Hear from Greg Baron ’10 and Chris Bruno ’10 about their process of applying to and selecting a graduate school.  After applying to a variety of programs, both chose to enroll in Duke University’s Nichols School of the Environment

Interested in the environment but aren’t an ES or Biology major? Their program is very interdisciplinary in terms of relating the social and natural sciences to the environment and is appropriate for a wide range of majors (i.e. Management, Anthropology, Sociology, etc).  Students of all majors and class years are encouraged to attend!

Have general questions about graduate school? This is a great opportunity to ask about the transition from Gettysburg to a graduate program and other tips on surviving (and enjoying!) graduate school.

Pre-register through your GettysburgWorks account (look for Events and Workshops- workshops) by Tuesday, February 22nd.

More Information about the Presenters

Chris Bruno ‘10

Chris is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Environmental Management at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  While at Gettysburg, Chris majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Italian Studies, played tennis for the Bullets, was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and worked at the Center for Career Development.

Chris has found that his courses and professors at Gettysburg College prepared him extremely well for graduate school, and is excited to share his experiences with current students in the hopes of helping them figure out life after college.

Gregory J Baron ‘10

Greg is currently enrolled in graduate school at Duke University in the pursuit of a Masters Degree in Environmental Management, with a concentration in Coastal Environmental Management.  While at Gettysburg he was an Environmental Science major with a minor in Biology, and had/still has a specific interest in fisheries management.  He applied to graduate school to further his education in the marine system, and gain experience doing research and give himself a better edge in the job market.  

When applying to schools, he mainly looked at MS degrees that were biology and fisheries based.  However, out of the potential schools he chose Duke University’s interdisciplinary program in Environmental Management.  Though he has a science background and fairly narrow focus, this program gave him a great opportunity to expand his knowledge of science and policy and choose his career path.  It gives initial broad scheme of environmental management, but also allows him to do personal research at the Duke Marine Lab to focus on his interests and passion in marine ecology.

            Thanks.  Take care! – John

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

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Kudos to Olivia Haddad!

Hi, ES folks –

            Check this out from Rebecca Bergren in Off Campus Studies.  ES senior Olivia Haddad makes us proud!

            Good work, Olivia! – John

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

Dear All,


I wanted to make sure you knew that one of our seniors, Olivia Haddad, was chosen to present a research paper at the Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame this weekend. Olivia is an Environmental Studies major and she studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico as a sophomore and in Panama as a junior. This is a competitive undergraduate research conference and it is wonderful to have Gettysburg represented! Here is the information about her panel:

Rethinking Agriculture

Efficient food production is vital to development in order to keep people healthy and bolster local economies. Panelists will assess the impacts of current agricultural practices and present potential solutions for future implementation.

Moderated by Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Gabriela Baker Oberlin College SIT Vietnam

Adjusting to Climate Change in the Local Context: Agro-Ecological Adaptations in Long Hoa, Vietnam

David Emmerman Amherst College SIT Ecuador

Silvopasture Reforestation: The Environmental and Economic Efficacy of Agroforestry Grazing Systems in Chone, Ecuador

Olivia Haddad Gettysburg College SIT Panama

Food Security in Loma Bonita: Subsistence, Cash Crops, and Salaried Work

Emily Werner American University

The Phenomenon of the Cerrados: Exporting Brazil’s Potential

Here is link to the general conference information.

Best wishes, Rebecca

Rebecca A. Bergren

Director, Off Campus Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

phone: 717-337-6866

fax: 717-337-6245

www.gettysburg.edu/ocs

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