student profiles Archives - State of the Planet

Aaron Stockel: From Byzantine History to Modern Politics

A soon-to-be graduate of the M.A. in Climate and Society program discusses his roundabout journey to climate science and politics.

by |May 17, 2023
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Saxon Stahl: Leading on Climate Through Student Governance

Stahl established the Climate School’s student government, writing its bylaws and constitution. They will soon be graduating from the Climate and Society program, and hope to eventually influence federal climate policy.

by |May 12, 2023
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Johan Lopez: Creating Positive Change Through Sustainable Financing

A soon-to-be graduate of the Climate and Society program, Lopez hopes to continue building a financial system that works better for people and the planet.

by |May 10, 2023
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Benjamin Preneta: Centering the Human Element in the Climate Crisis

What do African history, atmospheric dynamics, and military service all have in common? Preneta is combining his experience in each of them in order to advance climate solutions after he graduates from the Climate and Society program.

by |May 9, 2023
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Olivia Smith: Changing the Way We Look at Food Systems and the Environment

A soon-to-be graduate of the M.A. in Climate and Society program hopes to influence policy that makes food systems more sustainable and equitable.

by |May 8, 2023

Student Spotlight: Christine Ow

After she graduates from the Environmental Science and Policy program in May, Ow will work at the intersection of water and technology.

by Saj McBurrows |April 25, 2023
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Student Spotlight: Kate Morsink, Future Sustainability Consultant

After she completes the Sustainability Management program in December, Kate will work for the Boston Consulting Group, helping businesses inject sustainability into their core strategy.

by Frederique Fyhr |December 2, 2022

What Tropical Trees Can Teach Us About the Environment

PhD student Rose Oelkers discusses her work in the Amazon and what we can learn from the trees if we listen closely.

by |October 25, 2022
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Meet Aesha Datta From the Climate and Society Class of 2023

A climate journalist and Fulbright scholarship recipient, she wants to deepen her knowledge about climate change and was attracted by the program’s interdisciplinary nature.

by |August 26, 2022
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Caroline Juang: Blending Art, Science, and Outreach

In addition to studying climate-related hazards, Juang is a talented artist who helps make STEM fields more accessible for underrepresented minorities. Somehow, she also finds time to sleep.

by Alexis Earl |August 24, 2022