Raising Voices Against Rising Temperatures
Eri Saikawa, PhD
Lauren Balotin 19C
While at Emory, Lauren was a delegate to COP23 and COP24, and she conducted research with Dr. Saikawa to assess the knowledge of heavy metal soil contamination among Atlanta's urban gardeners. She has previously interned with the CDC, NASA, and Root Solutions, a nonprofit organization that uses behavioral science strategies to inform environmental policies and initiatives.
Katelyn Boisvert 20C
Katelyn also completed research for her honors thesis with Dr. Shaunna Donaher studying the impacts of urbanization on environmental systems in Atlanta, GA.
Katelyn is now a graduate student at the University of Michigan, where she is pursuing a dual-degree Master of Management and Master in Environment and Sustainability. At U-M, Katelyn is a member of Net Impact at Ross, and is researching the potential for a carbon neutral COP conference as a member of the Climate Blue student organization. She plans to pursue a career in corporate sustainability, working to increase engagement with sustainability and environmental issues in the private sector.
Halle Bradshaw 18C, 19G
Especially important for Halle during her time on campus was her involvement in residence life and her service as a Residence Hall Director on campus. Halle defended her master’s thesis, The Effect of a State’s Commitment on Policy Responsiveness of the Endangered Species Act,” in the spring of 2019.
Marlon Gant 23G
Tyler Stern 16C
Currently, Tyler serves as a UX Designer for a technology consultancy called Robots & Pencils and makes far too many Lord of the Rings references to be considered cool.
Meg Withers 19C
She is now earning her masters in marine ecosystem management at the University of St Andrews with a focus on grey seal reproduction in the U.K. In addition to her work with the podcast, AmpliFIRE, she also manages two blogs: Climate Change and Society and The Colorful Life. She enjoys hiking, baking, and diving!
Nine students and two faculty members from Emory University are center stage for the United Nations negotiations on climate change, underway in Paris. The group, the university’s first delegation to a climate summit, represents different disciplines: the sciences, humanities, business and the social sciences. Climate change is an interdisciplinary problem that requires a multitude of backgrounds to understand and seek answers. These podcasts reflect the efforts of all 15 students enrolled in the Fall 2015 CoLA Course: Paris is an Explanation, where these problems were explored at Emory University and the greater Atlanta area.