Alumni

 

Abigail Fluke (2018)

Abigail decided to continue her education. She's currently working toward a Master of Public Health with a focus on Environmental Health at the University of Florida. Her current courses focus on many concepts that were touched on in ENS, including environmental injustice/racism as well as the close relationship that human health and the environment share. 

Abigail's favorite ENS class was ENS 300- Gender and the Environment with Dr. Beymer-Farris.

 

Sarah Dalton (2018)

Sarah majored in ENS with a concentration in Economics and a minor in Geography. She currently works at Greenhouse17, which is a domestic violence shelter primarily and a flower farm that uses floristry and farming as therapy for the residents. She helps with growing flowers and vegetables, floral arranging, and delivering CSA's.

Sarah's favorite ENS class was Environmental Justice.

 

Cassie Odom (2018)

Cassie works with Bluegrass Greensource as an Americorps member through the Environmental Education Leadership Corps. She will be helping them through teaching K-12 kids, working with the outreach team to educate adults, and helping plan events such as their Green Living Labs and GreenFest.

 

Ryan Lark (2018)

Ryan graduated in spring of 2018 with a triple major in ENS, Biology, and Animal Sciences. He has served in many notable positions since graduating, two of which are as a Research Technician for UK Horticulture Research Farm and as a Hydrologic Technician for the US Geological Survey. Ryan currently works for the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, where his title is "Environmental Scientist II". In this position, he focuses on researching how regulations will affect the public and private sectors.

Ryan's favorite class was Dr. Betsy Beymer-Farris’ Political Ecology class. "The class gave me a much needed perspective on several issues which often get viewed one-sided when you are an environmentalist.''

 

Patrick McGurk (2017)

After graduation, Patrick moved to Southeast Utah to temporarily serve as an Interpretive Park Ranger in Canyonlands National Park through the Student Conservation Association. Since moving back to his home of Louisville, he has been working for a company called Locus Energy. Locus is is a solar monitoring and data platform that provides monitoring solutions to over 150,000 solar sites around the world. Patrick serves as a member of the Client Support Team at Locus and also reports solar energy production data to various agencies that mint incentives for alternative energy production systems.

 

Nicolette Jolicoeur (2017)

After graduation, Nicolette served as an Americorps Fellow with the CivicSpark Program. CivicSpark is a California Governor’s initiative program administered by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the Local Government Commission; CivicSpark is dedicated to building capacity for local governments in California to address community resilience issues such as climate change, water resource management and access to opportunities. Nicolette served in her home county of San Luis Obispo with the County’s Planning and Building Department in the Energy and Climate Section working in energy sector reporting, benchmarking the energy use of all seven cities in the county and producing the County’s biennial GHG emission report. Nicolette then enrolled at the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, where she will be earning her JD and a Masters of Public Administration.

 

Jennifer Taylor (2017)

Jennifer Taylor graduated in 2017 with a bachelors in ENS and in Geography. She worked in UK's Department of Horticulture as a research analyst from and is now a master's student in the Martin School for Public Administration. Currently, she is the graduate assistant for the Office of Sustainability and hopes to pursue a career in environmental policy for the state of Kentucky.

 

 
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