1. Working in Environmental Philanthropy Helped Cure My Imposter Syndrome

    June 20, 2019

    By Teal Harrison. I first experienced Imposter Syndrome as a new graduate student. I am sure I am not alone in this sentiment. I started undergraduate as an international relations major, then transferred schools where I tried on Public Health, Education, and Anthropology before choosing to major in Behavioral Biology. I didn’t know what Ecology Read more

  2. Home Buyouts for Repeatedly Flooded Homeowners Must Happen Faster

    May 21, 2019

    By Julie Skarha. In July 2018, Olga McKissic of Louisville, Kentucky, received an offer to buyout her home of 32 years. She had endured five floods between 1997 and 2018—each of which inundated her home with 18–20 inches of water. In 2013, Olga began the arduous process of trying to secure a home buyout, enabling Read more

  3. A Field Divided Cannot Stand

    May 21, 2019

    By Chris Torres. The environmental field is at the forefront of some of the most pressing social and environmental problems humans have ever faced. Many environmental groups take on climate change. Others take on wildlife conservation and wilderness protection. And some advocate for protecting communities from contaminated sources of water and polluted air. These problems, Read more

  4. Water Inequality: How Cities are Making Innovative Strides Towards Water Affordability

    May 21, 2019

    By Amber Carter. How do major U.S. cities tackle water affordability? How should we approach disparities regarding clean and affordable water? How are different communities handling stormwater runoff? Those are some of the issues I had the opportunity to learn about at the conference “Making Ends Meet: A Workshop on Water Affordability” at the University Read more

  5. Proper Disposal of Medications: Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic and Keep Drugs out of our Waterways

    May 21, 2019

    By Lorena Cortes Torres. As a part of the Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) I was placed with the non-profit organization Clean Wisconsin and I didn’t know what to expect. I wanted to break out of my comfort zone and get some experience in unfamiliar topics and issues which is why I believed this placement was Read more

  6. Dispari-trees between Community Districts in NYC

    May 21, 2019

    By Gloria Desanker. When I tell people I’m going to the ‘Big Apple’ or ‘the City That Never Sleeps’, no one thinks ‘Oh, what a great place to see some nature.’ Heck, even I didn’t think that! NYC is not known to many as a metropolis of biodiversity, even though the city has a decent Read more

  7. What “Energy Dominance” Means for Water

    March 26, 2019

    By Genora Givens. In my time as a student and practitioner of environmental management, I have generally chosen to steer clear of energy and oil and gas conversations. My hesitation to dive deeply into the world of oil and gas stemmed partially from a being engrossed in the water resource world. Often when the fossil Read more

  8. Stepping Up by Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zones: The Importance of Funding DEI and Development Programs

    February 4, 2019

    By Quenton King. How many different ways can you introduce yourself? There’s “Hi my name is…” No, that’s too eager. “Hello -” No, too formal. “Good morning…” No, they’ve probably heard good morning ten times by the time I’m up there. (Also, what if it’s during that awkward 11:30AM “is it still morning” time frame?) Read more

  9. The Imperative for Equity and Representation in the Sustainable Infrastructure Sector

    February 4, 2019

    By Kareem Heshmat. My name is Kareem Heshmat and this summer, I represented Texas Southern University as an Environmental Fellow at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Baltimore, Maryland. Established in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization dedicated to ensuring the political, educational, social Read more

  10. Telling Stories to Produce Change

    January 23, 2019

      By Sahar Arbab. I have had many conversations with friends and colleagues about how to mobilize people towards action on climate change and environmental injustices. Often, we are left asking the same question: “Why do some people still not care despite all the evidence?” There is a scientific consensus that climate change is occurring. Read more