Class of 2021

Matty Aubourg & Rachel Wittmer
Empowering Future Generations through Food
Advisors: Profs. Brian Collier & Matthew Kloser

Elsa Barron & Karli Siefker
Fertile Ground: Sustainability Education as a Restorative Justice Practice
Advisor: Prof. Maria McKenna

Joshua Brooks
An Economic Analysis of Lead Abatement Solutions in South Bend
Advisors: Profs. Marya Lieberman & Tim Dunne

Bridget Carmody
Antibiotic use by the Livestock Industry
Advisor: Prof. Susanne Wengle

Arden Cohen
The Expansion of Renewable Energy in Kenya
Advisor: Prof. Jessica McManus Warnell

Thomas Comer & Patrick Kaminski
Sustainable Consulting Practices and How They Can Catalyze Global Sustainability
Advisor: Prof. Chad Harms

Grace Dougherty
Losing Ground: Investment Opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture
Advisor: Prof. Mary Flannery

Isabelle Elizondo
Community-Based Climate Change Narratives and Action-Taking Through Zine Making
Advisor: Prof. Joanna Lin Want

Eliot Evans
Increased Environmental Urgency: Weighing Potential Climate Change Effects on Disaster Impact
Advisor: Prof. Timothy Dunne

Amorette Hernandez
A Sustainable Financing Plan for El Campito’s Urban Garden
Advisor: Prof. Melissa Paulsen

Anna Kong
Land Restoration for Nature-Based Education
Advisor: Prof. John Onyango

Alexa Longstaff
Policy Implications of Rising Water Levels in the Great Lakes
Advisor: Prof. Timothy Dunne

Cade MacQuarrie
A Roadmap to Sustainable Transport: Amazon Case Study
Advisor: Prof. Forrest Spence

Matt Millado
Working Towards Ecologically Sustainable Hydrology in Publicly Managed Drainage Systems
Advisor: Matt Meersman & Prof. Marc Muller

Ayla Pavelka
Sustainability and Resiliency of Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Plants
Advisor: Prof. Alan Hamlet

Melissa Pavloff
Rising Temperatures, the Dynamics of Plant Disease, and Food Availability
Advisor: Prof. Jason Rohr

Michael Piotrowski
On the Protection of Phemeranthus rugospermus
Advisor: Nathanael Pilla

Dana Plagenz
Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Institutions
Advisor: Prof. Sam Miller

Marie Shacklette
Understanding Risk and Resiliency in Major Louisiana Cities
Advisor: Prof. Danielle Wood & Kara Primmer

Joseph Sheehan
Measuring the Hedonic Value of Saint Patrick’s Park to the Surrounding Neighborhood
Advisor: Prof. Dave Hutchison

Matthew Sloan
Pressure: A Screenplay
Advisor: Prof. Garcia-Romero

Megan Uhran
Investing in Sustainable Initiatives Via Mutual Funds
Advisor: Prof. Carl Ackerman

Courtney VanHuffel
Global Citizenship and Environmentally Responsible Travel: A CST Approach
Advisor: Prof. Clemens Sedmak

Nicole Velasquez
Converting Social Media Content into Public Action
Advisor: Prof. Christian Hughes

Kyle Walker
Assessing Recreational Impacts of the Paulins Kill River Restoration Project
Advisor: Prof. Dom Chaloner