Class of 2019

Avani Agarwal
A Balancing Act: Guidelines for Achieving Environmental Sustainability in a Cultural Context
Advisor: Prof. John Onyango

Chioma Amuzie
Education To Promote Water Quality and Public Health
Advisor: Prof. Stuart E. Jones

Eva Baghdan​​​
Sustainable and Economic Ventilation in Hot Arid Climates
Advisor: Prof. Alan DeFrees

Brittany Benninger​​​​
Supporting Plant-Forward Choices in North Dining Hall
Advisor: Prof. Susan Blum

Jackie Brebeck
Public perception of issues and policies regarding plastic pollution in Taiwan's coastal communities
Advisor: Prof. Philip Sakimoto

Christian Cullinan
Aquafarm-to-Table: Understanding Barriers to Sustainable Urban Oyster Farming in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Advisor: Prof. John Onyango

Nicole Degla​​​​
The Power of Native Plants: A Micro-level framework for Ecological Restoration Incentives in South Bend Landscaping
Advisor: Prof. John Nagle

Elise Emord
Coastal Resilience in the Florida Keys
Advisor: Prof. John Onyango

Emily Fischer
Catholic Social Teaching and its Implications for the Moral Status of Animals with an Emphasis on Laudato Si’
Advisor: Prof. Anselma Dolcich-Ashley

Ellie Kallgren
Does remote activism work? Examining the efficacy of international environmental aid through the palm oil crisis
Advisor: Prof. Debra Javeline

Deirdre Kennedy
The Importance of Knowing a Name: Tree Identifications on Notre Dame's Campus
Advisor: Fr. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C.

Marissa Kivi
​​​Uncovering competitive mechanisms of tree competition with data assimilation
Advisor: Prof. Jason McLachlan

Ryan Kolakowski
The Ongoing Development of Sustainable Journalism: a Plan of Action for The Observer at Notre Dame
Advisor: Prof. Richard Jones & Prof. Victoria St. Martin

Sara Kruempelstaedter
The Relationship between firm characteristics and the use of various guidelines in Corporate Social Responsibility Reports
Advisor: Prof. F. Asis Martinez-Jerez

Samuel Kuster
Microgrids in Puerto Rico
Advisor: Prof. Donna Glowacki

Maria Lally
Environmental Education Seminar in the American Southwest
Advisor: Prof. Annie Coleman

​​​​Victoria Llorens
An Examination of how Language Influences our Perception and Treatment of Earth in the 21st Century Anthropocene
Advisor: Prof. Laura Walls

Michaela Mahon
The Refettorio: Examining the Model in an American Context
Advisor: Prof. Kimberly Rollings​​​​​

Laura Matthews
Physiological Effects of Microplastic Ingestion on Yellow Perch (P. flavescens)
Advisor: Prof. Gary Lamberti

Erin Maxwell
Optimal Messaging for an Environmental Nonprofit
Advisor: Prof. Joe Cherian

Sean McFeely
Peace, Prosperity, Planet: How avoiding conflict resources can result in a more sustainable supply chain
Advisor: Prof. Dan Lindley

Madeline Paulk
Designing a Greener Games: Incorporating Sustainability into Pre and Post Olympic Site Development
Advisor: Prof. Aimee Buccellato

Sarah Seaberg
Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Western Ireland: Preserving Cultural Practices
Advisor: Prof. Ian Kuijt

Morgan Seidler
Crosslinked Single-Ion Conducting Polymer Films for Use in High Performance Lithium Ion Batteries
Advisor: Prof. Jennifer Schaefer

Meredith Soward & Tai Verbrugge
Decreasing Plastic Waste in Restaurant Systems
Advisor: Prof. Sam Miller

Madeline VerHey
Economic Value of D&R Greenway Ecosystem Services Update
Advisor: Prof. David Hutchison

Jacquie Whalen
Expanding membership and member involvement of a grocery co-operative in order to reduce food insecurity and support sustainable food production through educational and outreach opportunities
Advisor: Prof. Margaret Pfeil

Claire Whitesell
Our New Reality: An Interactive Art Installation
Advisor: Prof. Gary Sczerbaniewicz