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Layna Thompson ’22 with boyfriend Zach (left) and brother Ross (right.)

Layna Thompson ’21 plays key role in supporting Best Buy’s sustainability and social impact initiatives

She monitors industry trends and changes, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new environmental disclosure regulations and the evolving criteria of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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Maura Hanley, with friends Emily Fulcher, Ocean Clevette, Amy Ward.

Maura Hanley’22 will work for the Ice Age Trail Alliance

Maura reported that her environmental studies capstone project was critical to getting the position: “The interviewers were really impressed with my knowledge and research I’ve done regarding environmental justice and Indigenous rights, which they view as an important asset for this position.”

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Students conducted a prescribed burn

Students conducted a prescribed burn at a local prairie

In collaboration with a local conservation nonprofit called Rock County Conservationists, the students built fire breaks and worked the perimeter to keep the fire contained within the prairie.

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Amy Ward’22, center, had an opportunity to do applied research in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters last summer. A group of creative writing students also sharpened their craft in the wilderness.

Into the Wilderness

Students who traversed the Boundary Waters wilderness area in northern Minnesota last summer learned – among other things – how to think about equity in their surroundings, understand a mining controversy, and explore the nature of nature itself.

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Gisela Sarabia-Sandoval’22

Gaining Resilience on the Way to a Career in Public Policy

International Relations major and SEL scholar, Gisela Sarabia-Sandoval’22 is acquiring the knowledge, experiences, and skills - academic, personal, and professional - needed for a career in public policy.

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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.

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Phidor Kong’23 seated on the Beloit College sign.

Honing Writing and Analytical Skills to Develop Policy

Passionate about policy making and advocacy, Phidor Kong ’23 is taking every opportunity while at Beloit College to hone her communication and analytical skills by taking challenging courses, by serving as a research assistant, and creating policy alternatives as an intern for a Cambodian think tank.

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