Environmental Studies

Sewanee: The University of the South


Laura Candler ‘09

Featured Alum for October 2010. Laura, an Environmental Studies Ecology and Biodiversity major, spent the year traveling the world to study cloud formations. Her project was funded by a Watson Fellowship.

Hayden Martin ‘05

Hayden Martin graduated from Sewanee in ’05 with one of the first Environmental Studies: Ecology/Biodiversity degrees. Since Hayden was one of the first graduates of the environmental studies program at Sewanee, she has had many unique experiences because of this path she decided to take.

Tatiana Jadwiga Czerny ‘08

Is studying to be a nurse at Baptist College of Health Services.

Clay Cochran Gilkerson ‘03

Is a wind project development manager for Invenergy Wind.

Derek Mark Lemoine ‘03

Is working toward his Ph.D. in energy and resources at the University of California, Berkeley.

Robert Osborne (Environmental Policy, ‘10)

Robert credits his love for the outdoors and his time spent on the Domain for his interest in pursuing a degree in Environmental Policy. With interests in science, economics, and ethics, along with the deep love for nature, the interdisciplinary approach to the Environmental Policy major really attracted him. During his time at Sewanee, he was inspired to conduct an independent study on non-point source pollution. The research area was the Sequatchie River Watershed. With the help of Dr. Van de Ven, he mapped the development in counties around Sewanee using GIS. He also went to work for the South Carolina Office of Coastal Resource Management where he began his career in the environmental field. Robert urges current students to take advantage of the small class sizes, beautiful Domain, and the knowledgable, helpful professors on campus while at Sewanee. Robert is currently enrolled in a program with Vermont Law School and the University of South Carolina seeking a Law degree and Masters in Environmental Law and Policy respectively. After school, he aspires to practice law in a conservation organization or private firm.

Catherine Bartenstein (Environmental Policy, ‘12)

Read about Catherine's work with the Endangered Species Act at University of Georgia's Odum School of Ecology.

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