Maura Hanley’22 interned at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center in summer 2021.

Learning to Implement Change in a Federal Government Setting

An internship in summer 2021 with the Milwaukee VA Medical Center has given Maura Hanley’22 a better feel for a potential career in environmental management.

Quito residents participate in a workshop on growing vegetables. Maria Elvira Lopez’21 assisted in this project.

Moving from Project Idea to Project Implementation, at Beloit and Beyond

In fall 2020, Maria Elvira Lopez’21 designed a project to increase community resilience in a Quito neighborhood in an environmental studies capstone course. Support from the World Wildlife Fund made project implementation possible.

Stepha Kvokov’20

Helping people and the planet

Chemical engineering consultant Stephanida Kvokov’20 draws on skills developed while studying at Beloit College to now develop client solutions.

Ke “Duke” Ding’22

Work hard, play hard

Ke “Duke” Ding’22 chose Beloit for the relationships he knew he’d foster here — studying with classmates, running track, and helping fellow international students apply for jobs. “Going to a liberal arts college is not the common choice for Chinese students. But for me, if I had to choose again, I would still choose Beloit, 100 percent.”

Gareth Geering

Environmental Studies major to supervise urban planning in Indianapolis

Gareth Geering’21 will be able to further his passion for sustainable urban planning.

Anna Ellis-Nesser’11 and students at Collective Kind.

Beloit grad leads anti-bias and nature-based learning for pre-schoolers

During her time at Beloit College Anna Ellis-Nesser’11 spent her final year at Beloit College developing and leading a gardening and greening program with the Merrill Community Center.

Amy Ward

Amy Ward recognized for outstanding academic achievement by American University

Amy Ward’ 22,  double majoring in Environmental Studies: Justice and Citizenship and French, was recognized by American University (AU) for outstanding academic achievement in the spring semester of 2021. As part of Beloit College’s off-campus study opportunities, Amy took courses at AU’s Washington Semester Program (WSP) and completed an internship with Earthjustice.

The Oregon coast

International Friday: Nature Appreciation

In honor of Earth Week, we collected photos from Beloiters that reflect the beauty of nature and the wonders it holds. The images serve as an invitation to reflect on our relationship to the planet and the impacts of our actions on our shared home.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Simone (right) and Sitashma (left)

International Friday. Anthropause: Perspectives on Climate Crisis

The new podcast Anthropause, co-hosted by Simone Rawal’20, focuses on environmental issues and climate crisis in Nepal and beyond.


Phillip Adrian ’21 Designs a Rain Garden for the Beloit College Campus

Phillip Adrian ’21 is an environmental geology major working with Sue Swanson as his thesis advisor. His research points to an increasing need for rain gardens across the Upper Midwest.