Students

 

Class of 2022

Hans Christoffersen
Emma Clark
Brooke Crouch
Madison Crouch
Janet Conklin
Sophia Dietz
Meredith Diloia
Ellie Dilworth
Kelly Drash
Bryce Forys
Grace George
Elizabeth Harrington
Emma Harrison
Hunter Hess
Lukas Houpt
Evan Janson
Eleanor Jones
Paul Kay
Lauren Kearns
Ji Eon Kim
Zachary Marhanka
Dulaney Marsh
Patricia Matyas
Amber Peake
Siyuan Peng
Alexander Prince
Ester Rekhelman
Charlotte Roberts
Megan Sprotte
Trevor Storm
Elizabeth Suffa
Mary Terrell
Smritee Thapa
Schyler Vander Schaaf
Berkeley Wilkins
Elizabeth Williams
Megan Williams
Katherine Yared
Emma Zawierucha
 
Class of 2021
Anna Beatrice
Sarah Benda
Ellie Bowen
Tara Boyd
Emma Cantwell
Yewon Choi
Molly Cullen
Shelby Curry
Scott Danforth
Morgan DeLong-Maxey
Clara Falls
Ellie Gale
Grace Gallagher
Satori Greene
Liv Gwilliam
Kendall Hanks
Somes Huwiler
Adelyn Klimek
Catherine Leigh
Amelia Lindsey
Sydney Mathis
Alana McBane
Eryn Meyer
Harry Monroe
Michael Nicklas
Jasmyn Noel
Macie O'Connor
Madison Parse
Caroline Pittard
May Robison
Grace Sailer
Sabrina Sampson
Lucia Shuff-Heck
Joseph Snitzer
Alexandra Spencer
Lea Taylor
Gracie Tilman
Skylar Wampler
Davion Zeno
Alicia Zheng
Yuki Zheng
 
Class of 2020 + Capstone Research Projects

Jessica Anderson - Scaling Back: Evaluating the Suitability of Anthroposophy as a Means to Reorganize Environmental Relationships Through a Lens of Justice

Amber Arnold - Avenues to Renewable Energy in Charlottesville: A Proposal for Local Initiative in the Face of Global Climate Disaster

Hannah Bates - The Value of Green Building Technologies in Hotels: A Case Study on Denmark's Green Solution House

Jackson Brandberg - Silvopasture as a Response and Mitigation Technique for Climate Change in the Caatinga Biome

Daniel Brooks - The Toxic Sublime in Italian Cinema

Ginny Brooks - Reimagining the Galapagos Islands Through a Socio-Ecological Lens: A Historical Analysis and Modern Contextualization of the “Pristine Nature” Myth

Sarah Bryan - Justice for Stolen Lands: A Case Study of the Mapuche People and Their Land in Patagonia

Meriwether Bryant - Sustainable Community-Based Ecotourism: Skill Development, Socio-Cultural, Environmental, and Economic Dynamics in Costa Rica and Kenya

Grace Cogguillo - Controlling Consumer Deception in Green Advertising: An Intersection of Sustainability, Marketing, and Policy

Cas Crim - The Future of Bioplastics: How Small Restaurants Can Teach The World

Joseph DiMeglio - Capturing Social Value: A Forecast Analysis of Cashew Nut Processing in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

Eliza Fisher - From Coalfields to Prisonfields: Envisioning coalition-building between environmental and criminal justice movements in Appalachia

Nick Gomer - An Investigation of a Tax on Second Homes and Its Ability to Foster Affordable Housing

Virginia Harris - The Forecasted Social Impact of the Maasai Health & Academic Resource Center in Laikipia, Kenya

Brian Hnat - A Comparative Analysis of RTOs’ Integration of Wind Energy + Transmission: ERCOT and MISO

Cece Hopkinson - Living Shorelines and the Efficacy of Oyster Reefs in Mitigating Wave Action and Erosive Processes

Lauren Hotung - Coral Bleaching and Death: Causes, Consequences, and Strategies for Resilience

Tyler Lohmeyer - Rethinking Justice and Equity Considerations in Virginia's Transition to Carbon-Free Electricity

Anthony Malabad - Analysis and Recommendations for Phosphorus Management in P-Limited and P-Abundant Watersheds

Annie Manville - Reaching Inner Worlds through Outdoor Space: How Universities Can Inculcate Sustainable Values with Landscape Architecture

Katherine McPherson - Making it Personal: The Ways in Which We Communicate Sustainability, and How to Target the Individual Using Language

Samuel Mogen - Health and Socio-economic Costs of Air Pollution Derived from Fossil Fuels: a Case study at UVA

Katie Mulder - A History of Shenandoah National Park: The Failure of the National Park Service to Properly Acknowledge Displaced Peoples

Maitlyn Murphy - How the Obesity and Environmental Crises in America Are Related and Perpetuated by the Food Industry’s Influence over the U.S. Government

Sofya Olenicheva - Neighborliness: How Informal Networks of Social Support Inform Coastal Resilience

Ariana Piacquadio - Straddling the Species Divide: Intersectionality in Animal Rights Advocacy

Ava Reynolds - Toxic Beauty: Examining Environmental Inequity through an Artistic Lens

McKenna Savoca - The Impact of Land Tenure in the Nothern Highlands of Vietnam and Opportunities for Agroforestry Development

Leah Silverman - Participating in Charlottesville's Local Food System

Elizabeth Stais - In the Fast Lane: Strategies to Decarbonizing Personal Transport- San Francisco and California State Focus

Allie Tattersall - Glacier Retreat and Water Insecurity: Building Resilient Mountain Communities

Jamie Wertz - Fossil Fuel Divestment in U.S. Higher Education: Advocacy at the University of Virginia

Jenna Wilkey - Suicide Bombing, Civilian Oppression...and a Green New Deal? New Environmental Focus from Islamic Militant Groups in Afghanistan

Amelia Wilt - Justice for Stolen Lands: A Case Study of the Mapuche People and Their Land in Patagonia

Natalia Zhiltsova - Reforming the Introductory Microeconomics Curriculum: The Importance of Sustainability and Equity

 

Class of 2019 + Capstone Research Projects

Caroline Alberti - Return to Tradition: An Examination of Native American Food Sovereignty Movements and a Case Study of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

India Brahm - Sacrifice Populations: Extractivism and Conservation in Correa's Ecuador

Samantha Brainard - Connecting the Dots: Understanding & Solving Sustainability’s Knowledge-Behavior Gap

Riley Chitwood - Establishing a Community Food System in Charlottesville

Candace Craig - Creating Coastal Resilience through Community Engagement: A Plan for Lake Taylor*

Lauren Foley - Water Policy in Tanzania: What an Analysis of the Nation’s Past Policies can Teach us about a More Promising Future

Isabel Getz - Sustainable Agriculture in an Era of Increasing Food Safety Standards: A Case Study of Rainwater Harvesting at Morven Kitchen Garden

Susannah Gilmore - The Rise and Sprawl of the American Dream: The Social Causes and Environmental Effects of Urban Development in the Florida Everglades

Kate Green - Creating Coastal Resilience through Community Engagement: A Plan for Lake Taylor*

Isabelle Hermsmeier - The Psychological and Physical Effects of Outdoor Classrooms on Young People: How the Incorporation of Outdoor Classrooms into School Counseling Programs Stand to Improve Students' Mental Outlook

Yizong Hu - The Future of Tonle Sap: What is the role of international collaboration?

Samantha Hunt - Creating Coastal Resilience through Community Engagement: A Plan for Lake Taylor*

Hannah Kirk Nass - Redemption in Conflict: The Environmental Origins and Effects of the Occupation of Palestine

Nicholas Molodow - Disaster, Toxicity, Crisis and Emergency: Words That Call Attention to Environmental Injustice in Italy

Hannah Noah - Do CSR Communication Strategies Matter? A Case Study of how Reporting CSR Initiatives Impacts the Reputations of Pharmaceutical Companies

Sarah Overton - Smart Technology for Home Energy Reduction: Bridging the Gap between Education and Automation

Abby Peizer - Green Buildings and Financial Performance in the U.S. Real Estate Sector

Justin Pender - The Financial Implications of Corporate Sustainability Strategy: When Does Environmental Performance Predict Increased Company Valuation?

Ana Rabogliatti - The Psychology of Business Sustainability: Why the Corporate World is Unequipped for Sustainable Change

Emily Saul - Waste Diversion and the Politics of Consumption: The Delicate Balance of Diversion Programs

Ava Scott - Environmental Degradation or Energy Poverty in the Andean Amazon Basin: What’s at stake?

Jessica Shalvey - A Certified System: The Mixed Role of Organic Certification in the Future of American Food Security

Sarah Singer - Weighing Two Sides of the (Bit) coin: Exploring Blockchain Applications and Implications for Global Sustainability

Emma Blake Tillitski - The Aesthetics of Waste: Aesthetic Values and Public Perceptions of Waste to Energy Facilities in America and Denmark

Johanna Vossler - Bioenergy: A Sustainable Choice to Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence in China?

Benjamin Whisnant - How "Green" is your Fridge: Are the Advancements in Refrigerator Technology Creating More Sustainable Kitchens?

Kasey Whitfield - Campaign for Cosmetics: The Impact of Cosmetics on Humans and the Environment

Anna Wright - Unsustainable Cattle Agriculture and the Little River: A Water Quality, Stakeholder, and Policy Analysis

* team research project

 

Class of 2018 + Capstone Research Projects

Michael Bateman - Because They're There: Identifying and Addressing the Environmental Impacts of Mountaineering

Adam Bernstein - Island Communities as Models of Sustainability

Mary Elizabeth Blount - Assessing the Effectiveness of Coral Reef Rehabilitation Systems

Holland Cathey - Sustainability in the Fashion Industry: Finding Solutions for Waste through Business

Rita Cliffton - Defining Environmental Migrants

Rhaude Dahlinghaus - Creating Coastal Resilience Strategies to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts in Norfolk's Poplar Hall Community*

Caroline Denney - Trailing Behind: A Comparative Analysis of Renewable Energy Policy in Denmark and the United States

Megan Dister - Concepts of Conservation by Traditional Healers around Medicinal Plants in Sagara Village, Tanzania

Scott Gilb - Creating Coastal Resilience Strategies to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts in Norfolk's Poplar Hall Community*

Ryan Gillies - Environmental Migration and Climate Adaptation Policy in Bangladesh

Brooke Kinsey - Determining the Impact of a Community Cannery on the Ability of the University of Virginia Dining to Increase its Local Food Purchasing

Gordon Knapp - Business Models for Model Businesses: Apple, Google, and the Corporate Procurement of Renewable Energy

Emma Kulow - Best Implementation Practices When Charging for One-Time Use Bags

Gabby Levet - Realizing a Vision for the First Lady's Food Lab at UVA's Morven Farm*

Haley Lieberman - Creating Coastal Resilience Strategies to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts in Norfolk's Poplar Hall Community*

Athena Ka Weng Loi - Evaluating the Protective Services of Urban Wetland in Mitigating Intensifying Storm Surges: An Application to ShenZhen, China

Mohammad Malik - An Inquiry into the Role of Fuel Retailing Sites in Sustainable Transport

Brittany McDonough - What’s in your (School’s) Lunchbox?

Matthew Mongan - Residential Energy Efficiency

Kate Moody - The Effects of Railway-to-Park Conversions in Urban Spaces: Capitalizing on Value

Dominique Ong - Who is Protected by the Clean Air Act? A Case Study in Southern California

Austin Parks - Building Beyond the Footprint: Impact Development in Richmond, Virginia

William Saul Pasco - Regenerative Agriculture: Transforming our Farms

Georgianna Reid - Beyond the Obvious... Digging Deeper into the Issue of Pipelines

Megan Routbort - The Next Century in the Sierras: The Business of Conservation in American Public Lands

Pooja Seth - On Reserve: A Study of Sustainable Community Development Addressing Hunger Needs in Charlottesville

William Southard - Creating Coastal Resilience Strategies to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts in Norfolk's Poplar Hall Community*

Rachel Vadhan - Creating Coastal Resilience Strategies to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts in Norfolk's Poplar Hall Community*

Elise Watt - Realizing a Vision for the First Lady's Food Lab at UVA's Morven Farm*

Sophia Woods - Emancipation Park Anew from a Planner’s Perspective

* team research project

 

Class of 2017 + Capstone Research Projects

Charlotte Bemiss - Waste Beyond the Bin: An Investigative Photoessay

Tyler Berkeley - Imagining a Place for Local Food Education at UVA's Morven Garden Garage*

Ashley Cappo - Greening Ingleside Front-to-Back: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Sea-Level Rise, Flood Management, and Water Quality Challenges*

Suchita Chharia - The Rise of Smart Cities: From Charlottesville to Copenhagen

Elise Dixon - Forum Models, Strategies, and Tips: the Development of a Rural Farmer's Forum in Tanzania

Nicole Duimstra - Imagining a Place for Local Food Education at UVA's Morven Garden Garage*

Erica Fink - Greening the Reel: Film Production, Content, and Behavioral Change*

Jessica Flester - Measurement of Vertical and Horizontal Change in Slat Marshes Experiencing Rapid Sea-Level Rise and Impacts on Local Farmers

Sam Friday - Greening Ingleside Front-to-Back: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Sea-Level Rise, Flood Management, and Water Quality Challenges*

Monika Gehl - Reclaiming Parking for Sustainability: A Case Study in Downtown Denver

Taylor Gestwick - Demotorizing the Corner: A Sustainable Transportation Model for Charlottesville, Virginia

Molly Golski - Imagining a Place for Local Food Education at UVA's Morven Garden Garage*

Chelsea Granados - Exploring the Link between Mindfulness and Social Justice: A Case Study of the Nonprofit Organization Global Grassroots

Amalia Harte - Rites Of Passage Programs for Emerging Adults: Forming Sustainable Lifestyles through Contemplation and Nature Connection

Broghan Kelly - Insuring a Better Food Future

Brittany Kwolek - Imagining a Place for Local Food Education at UVA's Morven Garden Garage*

Kristen Lepe - International Environmental Economics: The Widening Economic Development Gap Between Rich And Poor Countries due to Climate Change

Sarah Littlefield - When You Give a Billionaire a City: Exploring the Impact of Private Influence on Sustainable Initiatives in Detroit

Lizzie Main - From Hummus to Humus: A Comparative Analysis of Food Waste in the United States and Nicaragua

Katy Miller - The Use of Internet and Media in Environmental Movements: A Critique of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to Address Waste Management Problems in India

Garland Mooney - Analyzing Local Food Systems: How can Charlottesville's Be Improved?

Mary Moore - Unilever Case Study: Reducing the Environmental Impact of the Consumer Use Phase for Dove Products

Allison Owens - Greening Ingleside Front-to-Back: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Sea-Level Rise, Flood Management, and Water Quality Challenges*

Alec Paget - In Ecuador's Search for "El Buen Vivir," Is Extractivism Really the Only Way?

Katherine Phillips - Greening Ingleside Front-to-Back: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Sea-Level Rise, Flood Management, and Water Quality Challenges*

Laura Rozner - Imagining a Place for Local Food Education at UVA's Morven Garden Garage*

Cody Simms - Greening the Reel: Film Production, Content, and Behavioral Change

Walker Strick - Greening Ingleside Front-to-Back: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Sea-Level Rise, Flood Management, and Water Quality Challenges*

Nodjimadji Stringfellow - The Global E-waste Trade from the West to West Africa: An Unfair Response

Allison Turner - Imagining a Place for Local Food Education at UVA's Morven Garden Garage*

Katherine Wilkin - Greening Ingleside Front-to-Back: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Sea-Level Rise, Flood Management, and Water Quality Challenges*

* team research project

 

Class of 2016 + Capstone Research Projects

Camille Adkins - Urban Refuge: Implementing Participatory Architecture to Address Informal Refugee Housing Settlements and the Political, Social, and Physical Status of Displaced Persons

Carolyn Albright - Assessing Perception as a Barrier to Conservation Agriculture Adoption: A Comparison of Parana, Brazil and the Laikipia District, Kenya

Natasha Butler - From Seed to Sale: A Look into Sustainable Food Systems

Tessa Crews - Cultivated Awareness: Vedic Wisdom and Contemporary Stewardship

Michelle Crowley - Response to Public Health Emergencies and Sustainable Rebuilding Post Disaster: A Case Study of the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Artem Demchenko - Community Empowerment through Co-Design of Urban Gardens: Restoring Food Justice in the Westhaven public housing community through the Growing for Change project

Elizabeth Duffield - Sustainable Tourism Development in Northeastern Brazil: Stakeholder Collaboration in Fortaleza

Ezti Fricano - Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and the Costs to Society: A Comprehensive Review of Environmental Threats and Their Implications in the US

Kelsey Galantich - Biofuels: Keeping It Local

Katie Groody - The Effects of International Climate Policy on Lesser Developed Countries

Emily Keenan - Water Savings to Restore Ecosystems: Comparing Governmental Initiatives in the U.S. and Australia

Camille Knable - Social Sustainability in Charlottesville: Success Perspectives and the Culture of Counter-Cultures

Caroline Macdonald - Does Detroit Derserve the Label of "Food Desert"?

Brianna Mackay - The Implications of Corn Subsidies on Consumers Connectivity to their Food System

Megan McDaniels - Wetland Restoration and Community-Integrated Design in Norfolk, Virginia

Cassidy McGrain - Low-Income and Malnutrition: A Study of the Role of Income in Obtaining Local, Sustainable Foods in Charlottesville, Virginia

Kelly McNally - Potential Economic Benefits of Promoting Small-Scale Farming in Panama

Vanessa Owens - The Overregulation of Environmentally Beneficial Activities: A Sociopolitical History of Hemp Prohibition in the United States since the 1930s

Mary Shifflett - Implications of Consumer Decisions on Environmental Health: The Rise of Efficient Products and their Role in Fostering Consumer Complicity in Environmental Degradation

Bryn Sonnett - SWOT Analysis of Urban Rooftop Agriculture: The Untapped Potential of Urban Sustainability

Jamie Stafford - London 2012: Sustainability Implications to East London and the Surrounding Area

Hailley Thompson - Eco-labeling: The Effectiveness and Reliability of Voluntary Product Labeling to Promote and Foster Sustainable Fisheries Management

Annie Weidhaas - Disability and Equitable Accessibility in the US Built Environment