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About The Emerald Review

 

The Emerald Review is an undergraduate student-run publication that seeks to highlight the works of students in the field of earth and environment. The publication offers viewpoints from a broad spectrum of opinions and backgrounds in order to promote a general understanding of a green and sustainable world. We are a small dedicated staff of volunteer students who are fascinated by the natural world.

Our Editors have worked hard to make each article you read a refined work. We have had the pleasure of receiving articles on topics ranging from the international climate negotiations in Paris to Boston University’s own Earth House. We encourage first time readers to take a few moments to read some of our work and learn more about our staff.

  • Andrew Kelbley

    Editor-in-Chief

    Andrew is a senior double-majoring in Economics and Environmental Analysis & Policy. He has been an editor with the Emerald Review for almost 3 years, and is also involved with Epsilon Eta (environmental fraternity). He enjoys doing yoga, reading poetry, playing the french Horn (in BU Band), and learning about plants and animals at BU.
  • Ethan Brown

    Managing Editor

    Ethan is a senior from Bethel, Connecticut majoring in Environmental Analysis & Policy and Film & Television, and minoring in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Outside of The Emerald Review, Ethan is the Head Writer for BUTV10’s sitcom “The News,” a Staff Writer for The Bunion, member of On Broadway, and consultant in the CAS Writing Center. Ethan also hosts The Sweaty Penguin, a comedy environmental podcast produced through The BUild Lab aiming to make environmental issues more fun and less politicized. His favorite TV show is The Good Place and he is passionately opposed to pineapple on pizza.
  • Joey Chen

    Copy Editor

    Joey Chen is a junior studying English and Economics. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and loves everything about the city— its ratchedness, its spirit, its people. In her free time, she likes watching 90 Day Fiancé and other enlightening TLC shows. Other hobbies include biking, climbing, and growing microgreens. Next on her to-do list is a cross-country bike trip, on which she hopes to revive some of that Kerouac spirit.
  • Reese Collins

    Copy Editor

    Reese is a senior from Northern Virginia. She is pursuing a degree in English with the goal of becoming a journalist, and is passionate about wildlife conservation and environmental sustainability. She loves reading, traveling, and watching hockey.
  • Amelia Murray-Cooper

    Website Editor

    Amelia is a junior studying Environmental Analysis and Policy with a minor in Media Science. She is passionate about environmental justice and sustainability. Outside of The Emerald Review, she can be found editing articles for The BU Buzz, volunteering with Epsilon Eta and Omega Phi Alpha, or knitting.
  • Emily Hunter

    Communication Editor

    Emily is a junior from Western Massachusetts studying Earth and Environmental Science and Biology. She is passionate about conservation and climate issues. Emily is also involved in BU's chapter of Epsilon Eta and works in a research lab on campus studying climate change in forests. She enjoys hiking, reading, and going to Red Sox games.
  • Julia Maruca

    Creative Editor

    Julia Maruca is a Journalism student in her senior year at BU who is minoring in Earth and Environmental Science and French. She previously helped run the Climate Advocacy, Research, and Education (CARE) group at BU, and is now bringing the CARE Zine to the Emerald Review. Her goal is to combine her two passions--storytelling and the environment--and work towards climate journalism and science communication. When she isn't staying up late worrying about rising seas, she plays saxophone in the BU Pep Band, and is working on a senior project podcast through Kilachand Honors College about how climate change is affecting the city of Boston.
  • Isabel Plower

    Print Editor

    Isabel is a freshman from Woodstock, Georgia majoring in Environmental Analysis and Policy. She is passionate about sustainable development, environmental justice, and renewable energy. She spends way too much time watching Juniper Fox and PBS Eons videos. You can usually find her running along the Charles River Esplanade at sunset and vibing to old Kanye.
  • Olivia Amitay

    Staff Editor

    Olivia is a junior from Silver Spring, Maryland majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Environmental Analysis and Policy. Olivia hopes to work with environmental advocacy groups to create digestible media content. On campus, Olivia is a consultant at the CAS Writing Center, hosts her radio show, Sample City, and is a researcher for The Sweaty Penguin Podcast. In her free time, you can catch her in a thrift store, at a concert, or on her couch watching Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • Megan Crimmins

    Staff Editor

    Megan is a junior from Prescott, Arizona majoring in International Relations and Environmental Analysis and Policy. Outside of the Review, she is involved with Epsilon Eta and the Sweaty Penguin podcast. She is passionate about environmental justice and hopes to work with climate refugees and refugee policy in the future.
  • Ian Galinson

    Staff Editor

    Ian Galinson is a junior studying English, and Earth and Environmental Science. He is originally from San Francisco, California, where he discovered his perpetually-growing passion for nature and the world that surrounds him. In the future, he hopes to promote environmental activism and climate policy reform. Ian also enjoys listening to electronic and alternative music, reading, and taking walks through Brookline.
  • Ana Lucia Perla

    Staff Editor

    Ana Lucia is a junior from Miami, FL studying International Economics, Business, and Politics with a minor in Sustainable Energy. She is a staff editor at the Emerald Review, copy editor and writer at The International Relations Review, as well as a fashion stylist at the magazine Off the Cuff. In her spare time you can find her exploring her passion for food by cooking and discovering local restaurants.
  • Juliette Van Vleck

    Staff Editor

    Juliette is a sophomore from DC studying at Boston University. Her passion for service and sustainability brought her to the Department of Earth & Environment to study Environmental Policy/Analysis and Hospitality in the context of travel, tourism, and other consumer-facing industries.
  • Olivia Henning

    Senior Staff Writer

    Olivia is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Analysis and Policy. She has always had a passion for sustainability and the environment growing up just outside of Seattle, WA.
  • Scott Johnson

    Senior Staff Writer

    I am a senior studying international relations with a focus in environment and development in the Middle East and Africa. I transferred to Boston University my second year. I am interested in environmentally sustainable development related to energy, agriculture, water infrastructure, and GHG emission reduction technologies. I'm a musician, enjoy writing, and love the outdoors.
  • Maneesha Kaur

    Senior Staff Writer

    Maneesha is a senior studying International Relations & Economics from the lovely sunny island of Penang, Malaysia. She one day hopes to save the world, and is passionate about environmental & development policy making in South & Southeast Asia. In her spare time, she loves reading, learning new languages and (trying and failing) to learn how to make wacky Youtube food recipes.
  • Olivia Bible

    Staff Writer

    Olivia is a junior from Belmont, Massachusetts studying Marine Science and Biology. She is also a member of Epsilon Eta and a DJ at WTBU, and is passionate about the effect of climate change on the ocean. In her free time, she enjoys running and listening to music.
  • Eleanor Horvath

    Staff Writer

    Eleanor is a sophomore from Geneva, IL studying Earth & Environmental Science. Around campus, Eleanor is involved in Epsilon Eta and is BU's Peace Corps Campus Ambassador. She hopes to do hands-on environmental work in the national or state parks as a career, and spends her free time hiking, reading, and playing guitar.
  • Mariah Mansoor

    Staff Writer

    Mariah is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering. She is from Boston and is interested in the intersection of engineering and environmental science. She is very passionate about renewable technologies and recyclable materials. In her spare time, she loves to read and write.
  • Zachary Masone

    Staff Writer

    Zachary is a freshman from Newtown, Connecticut, majoring in Earth & Environmental Science. After serving as president of his high school's environmental club, his interests developed to include environmental policy and agricultural sustainability. When not writing, you can find him running on the Esplanade, listening to Ariana Grande, or trying to go vegan.
  • Jenny Motzer

    Staff Writer

    Jenny is a sophomore from New Jersey studying Neuroscience on the pre-med track. Her interest include wildlife conservation and sustainable energy. Outside of the Emerald Review, she enjoys plants and running the esplanade.
  • Samantha Nathan

    Staff Writer

    Samantha is a senior at BU studying environmental analysis and policy. In the realm of sustainability, Samantha has a strong interest in green technology and sustainable fashion. She hopes to eventually create her own sustainable fashion brand.
  • Alexis Rindner

    Staff Writer

    Alexis is a junior from Northern California, studying Economics. She has a great interest in environmental justice and advocacy, with a focus on environmental economics and creating a more green economy. She is also a writer for the BU Pre-Law Review and extremely active in politics. In her spare time, you can find her ranting about politics or binge-watching Peaky Blinders.
  • Mia Sell

    Staff Writer

    Mia is a senior Political Science major with a minor in Environmental Analysis and Policy. She is from Morristown, New Jersey, and hopes to work in the environmental policy field post graduation. When she isn't writing for the Emerald Review, you can find her biking around BU's campus, tending her houseplants, or spending time outside before winter sets in.
  • Akshata Shukla

    Staff Writer

    Akshata is a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in Biology with a concentration in Cell, Molecular Biology and Genetics (CMG). She became passionate about new innovations in the environmental science industry after interning at a sustainability nonprofit over the summer. Akshata also works at a research lab that studies the environmental affects of microbe behavior, and enjoys going on hikes or getting food with friends in her free time.
  • Michelle Sidel

    Staff Writer

    Michelle is a senior studying Environmental Policy with a concentration in Sustainable Energy. She was raised in Chicago, but was born in Colombia where her love of nature and animals was first ignited. She is incredibly passionate about climate activism, forest conservation, and sustainable energy. During her spare time, she is watching anime, reading manga, or thrifting.
  • Serra Tekce

    Staff Writer

    Serra Tekce is a senior studying Health Science. She is originally from West Hartford, Connecticut. She discovered her passion for how the environment is intertwined with public health after an internship for Senator Ed Markey, co-author of the Green New Deal. She is also the Media Editor for the campus satire paper, The Bunion. In the future, she hopes to become a healthcare journalist and continue to emphasize the tie between the environment and personal health.
  • Sonia Ali

    Staff Writer

    Sonia is a junior from Trinidad and Tobago pursuing a Bachelors in Economics and Math with a minor in French as well as a Masters in Economics as part of BU's BA/MA program. Outside of being a Staff Writer at the Emerald Review, Sonia is also an Investment Associate at BU's Finance and Investment club. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and discovering new places.
  • Tala Altabsh

    Staff Writer

    Tala is a sophomore majoring in Economics with a minor in Environmental Analysis and Policy. She grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and is hoping to be a driving force in reducing Saudi's fossil fuel consumption and shifting towards renewable energy in the near future. Her hobbies are volleyball, photography, reading and watching tv shows and her interests include feminism, sustainability, and traveling.
  • Elin Chan

    Staff Writer

    Elin is a junior from Hong Kong studying Biology with a specialization in Ecology and Conservation Biology and minoring in Marine Science. She is fascinated by life, specifically marine life, and is passionate about biological conservation and hopes to develop medicine from marine sources. Outside of the review, she can be found playing on BU’s Women’s Waterpolo team, participating in the ‘Change the Chamber and Lobby for Climate’ campaign, and hosting on the podcast ‘Let’s Talk About Climate’.
  • Anna Facciola

    Staff Writer

    Anna Facciola is a sophomore from Northern Virginia majoring in Environmental Analysis & Policy with a minor in Spanish. She is also involved in BU College Democrats, WTBU radio station, and BU On Tap. Anna is passionate about environmental justice and world poverty. She enjoys riding her bike, hiking, and camping.
  • Ian Fitzsimons

    Staff Writer

    Ian is a junior studying environmental analysis and policy and is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his free time you can find him on a walking excursion around Boston or watching Law and Order.
  • Grace Girzadas

    Staff Writer

    Grace Girzadas is from Diablo, California studying business with a concentration in sustainability. She is passionate about sustainable supply chains and materials and hopes to help companies lessen their environmental impact. In her free time, Grace enjoys cooking, rock climbing, and hiking.
  • Abigail Grassick

    Staff Writer

    Abigail is a sophomore studying Biology with a concentration in ecology and conversation, and with minors in marine science and environmental analysis and policy. She is passionate about science education and improving equality of access. On campus she is a member of Beta Psi Omega and the Rotjan lab, and in her free time she loves hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and reading.
  • Erica Judd

    Staff Writer

    Erica is a sophomore at Boston University studying environmental analysis and policy. She is involved with BU’s Sustainable Ocean Alliance and other organizations such as the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Wildlands Trust.
  • Adam Lazowski

    Staff Writer

    I am an avid reader about current events and world issues. I love the focus of agriculture and its effects on the environment. I also like to research more about green policies. During my free time I play tennis, meet new faces, and think of new ideas.
  • Tian Liao

    Staff Writer

    I am a junior studying international relations. My hometown is Beijing, and I have studied in Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington D.C. I started to play the piano when I was seven. I love to interact with people and listen to their ideas about international issues, so I participated in the Model G20 Summit and served as a crisis analyst for the Model United Nations. Outside of class, you will find me exploring snacks at Whole Foods. I hope to become a researcher at a think tank to study global affairs and share my findings to help people make better sense of the world.
  • Jenna Silverman

    Staff Writer

    Jenna is a sophomore from New Jersey studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She is interested in environmental justice and sustainability. In her free time, she enjoys walking around Boston and exploring parks and museums around the city.
  • Darin Sumetanon

    Staff Writer

    Darin is a sophomore from Bangkok, Thailand studying Mechanical Engineering and Psychology. At BU, she is a member of The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers as well as the Thai Student Association. She hopes to use her degree to concentrate in Energy Technologies and work in sustainable energy fields.
  • Lexi Svarczkopf

    Staff Writer

    My name's Alexa Svarczkopf but everyone calls me Lexi! I'm incredibly passionate about loving and caring for the environment, and promoting sustainability. I plan on attending law school after finishing my undergraduate degree here at BU, and then go on to practice international/environmental law!
  • Abby Van Selous

    Staff Writer

    Abby is a freshman from Pennington, New Jersey. She is studying Journalism and Environmental Analysis and Policy with the goal of becoming an environmental journalist. Abby's hope is that she will be able to raise awareness of environmental issues through her writing. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and going on runs.

Andrew Kelbley

Editor-in-Chief

Andrew is a senior double-majoring in Economics and Environmental Analysis & Policy. He has been an editor with the Emerald Review for almost 3 years, and is also involved with Epsilon Eta (environmental fraternity). He enjoys doing yoga, reading poetry, playing the french Horn (in BU Band), and learning about plants and animals at BU.

Ethan Brown

Managing Editor

Ethan is a senior from Bethel, Connecticut majoring in Environmental Analysis & Policy and Film & Television, and minoring in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Outside of The Emerald Review, Ethan is the Head Writer for BUTV10’s sitcom “The News,” a Staff Writer for The Bunion, member of On Broadway, and consultant in the CAS Writing Center. Ethan also hosts The Sweaty Penguin, a comedy environmental podcast produced through The BUild Lab aiming to make environmental issues more fun and less politicized. His favorite TV show is The Good Place and he is passionately opposed to pineapple on pizza.

Joey Chen

Copy Editor

Joey Chen is a junior studying English and Economics. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and loves everything about the city— its ratchedness, its spirit, its people. In her free time, she likes watching 90 Day Fiancé and other enlightening TLC shows. Other hobbies include biking, climbing, and growing microgreens. Next on her to-do list is a cross-country bike trip, on which she hopes to revive some of that Kerouac spirit.

Reese Collins

Copy Editor

Reese is a senior from Northern Virginia. She is pursuing a degree in English with the goal of becoming a journalist, and is passionate about wildlife conservation and environmental sustainability. She loves reading, traveling, and watching hockey.

Amelia Murray-Cooper

Website Editor

Amelia is a junior studying Environmental Analysis and Policy with a minor in Media Science. She is passionate about environmental justice and sustainability. Outside of The Emerald Review, she can be found editing articles for The BU Buzz, volunteering with Epsilon Eta and Omega Phi Alpha, or knitting.

Emily Hunter

Communication Editor

Emily is a junior from Western Massachusetts studying Earth and Environmental Science and Biology. She is passionate about conservation and climate issues. Emily is also involved in BU's chapter of Epsilon Eta and works in a research lab on campus studying climate change in forests. She enjoys hiking, reading, and going to Red Sox games.

Julia Maruca

Creative Editor

Julia Maruca is a Journalism student in her senior year at BU who is minoring in Earth and Environmental Science and French. She previously helped run the Climate Advocacy, Research, and Education (CARE) group at BU, and is now bringing the CARE Zine to the Emerald Review. Her goal is to combine her two passions--storytelling and the environment--and work towards climate journalism and science communication. When she isn't staying up late worrying about rising seas, she plays saxophone in the BU Pep Band, and is working on a senior project podcast through Kilachand Honors College about how climate change is affecting the city of Boston.

Isabel Plower

Print Editor

Isabel is a freshman from Woodstock, Georgia majoring in Environmental Analysis and Policy. She is passionate about sustainable development, environmental justice, and renewable energy. She spends way too much time watching Juniper Fox and PBS Eons videos. You can usually find her running along the Charles River Esplanade at sunset and vibing to old Kanye.

Olivia Amitay

Staff Editor

Olivia is a junior from Silver Spring, Maryland majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Environmental Analysis and Policy. Olivia hopes to work with environmental advocacy groups to create digestible media content. On campus, Olivia is a consultant at the CAS Writing Center, hosts her radio show, Sample City, and is a researcher for The Sweaty Penguin Podcast. In her free time, you can catch her in a thrift store, at a concert, or on her couch watching Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Megan Crimmins

Staff Editor

Megan is a junior from Prescott, Arizona majoring in International Relations and Environmental Analysis and Policy. Outside of the Review, she is involved with Epsilon Eta and the Sweaty Penguin podcast. She is passionate about environmental justice and hopes to work with climate refugees and refugee policy in the future.

Ian Galinson

Staff Editor

Ian Galinson is a junior studying English, and Earth and Environmental Science. He is originally from San Francisco, California, where he discovered his perpetually-growing passion for nature and the world that surrounds him. In the future, he hopes to promote environmental activism and climate policy reform. Ian also enjoys listening to electronic and alternative music, reading, and taking walks through Brookline.

Ana Lucia Perla

Staff Editor

Ana Lucia is a junior from Miami, FL studying International Economics, Business, and Politics with a minor in Sustainable Energy. She is a staff editor at the Emerald Review, copy editor and writer at The International Relations Review, as well as a fashion stylist at the magazine Off the Cuff. In her spare time you can find her exploring her passion for food by cooking and discovering local restaurants.

Juliette Van Vleck

Staff Editor

Juliette is a sophomore from DC studying at Boston University. Her passion for service and sustainability brought her to the Department of Earth & Environment to study Environmental Policy/Analysis and Hospitality in the context of travel, tourism, and other consumer-facing industries.

Olivia Henning

Senior Staff Writer

Olivia is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Analysis and Policy. She has always had a passion for sustainability and the environment growing up just outside of Seattle, WA.

Scott Johnson

Senior Staff Writer

I am a senior studying international relations with a focus in environment and development in the Middle East and Africa. I transferred to Boston University my second year. I am interested in environmentally sustainable development related to energy, agriculture, water infrastructure, and GHG emission reduction technologies. I'm a musician, enjoy writing, and love the outdoors.

Maneesha Kaur

Senior Staff Writer

Maneesha is a senior studying International Relations & Economics from the lovely sunny island of Penang, Malaysia. She one day hopes to save the world, and is passionate about environmental & development policy making in South & Southeast Asia. In her spare time, she loves reading, learning new languages and (trying and failing) to learn how to make wacky Youtube food recipes.

Olivia Bible

Staff Writer

Olivia is a junior from Belmont, Massachusetts studying Marine Science and Biology. She is also a member of Epsilon Eta and a DJ at WTBU, and is passionate about the effect of climate change on the ocean. In her free time, she enjoys running and listening to music.

Eleanor Horvath

Staff Writer

Eleanor is a sophomore from Geneva, IL studying Earth & Environmental Science. Around campus, Eleanor is involved in Epsilon Eta and is BU's Peace Corps Campus Ambassador. She hopes to do hands-on environmental work in the national or state parks as a career, and spends her free time hiking, reading, and playing guitar.

Mariah Mansoor

Staff Writer

Mariah is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering. She is from Boston and is interested in the intersection of engineering and environmental science. She is very passionate about renewable technologies and recyclable materials. In her spare time, she loves to read and write.

Zachary Masone

Staff Writer

Zachary is a freshman from Newtown, Connecticut, majoring in Earth & Environmental Science. After serving as president of his high school's environmental club, his interests developed to include environmental policy and agricultural sustainability. When not writing, you can find him running on the Esplanade, listening to Ariana Grande, or trying to go vegan.

Jenny Motzer

Staff Writer

Jenny is a sophomore from New Jersey studying Neuroscience on the pre-medical track. She is also a member of the Mind and Brain Society and the Women in Medicine club. Her interests include wildlife conservation and sustainable resources. Outside of the Emerald Review, she enjoys gardening and running

Samantha Nathan

Staff Writer

Samantha is a senior at BU studying environmental analysis and policy. In the realm of sustainability, Samantha has a strong interest in green technology and sustainable fashion. She hopes to eventually create her own sustainable fashion brand.

Alexis Rindner

Staff Writer

Alexis is a junior from Northern California, studying Economics. She has a great interest in environmental justice and advocacy, with a focus on environmental economics and creating a more green economy. She is also a writer for the BU Pre-Law Review and extremely active in politics. In her spare time, you can find her ranting about politics or binge-watching Peaky Blinders.

Mia Sell

Staff Writer

Mia is a senior Political Science major with a minor in Environmental Analysis and Policy. She is from Morristown, New Jersey, and hopes to work in the environmental policy field post graduation. When she isn't writing for the Emerald Review, you can find her biking around BU's campus, tending her houseplants, or spending time outside before winter sets in.

Akshata Shukla

Staff Writer

Akshata is a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in Biology with a concentration in Cell, Molecular Biology and Genetics (CMG). She became passionate about new innovations in the environmental science industry after interning at a sustainability nonprofit over the summer. Akshata also works at a research lab that studies the environmental affects of microbe behavior, and enjoys going on hikes or getting food with friends in her free time.

Michelle Sidel

Staff Writer

Michelle is a senior studying Environmental Policy with a concentration in Sustainable Energy. She was raised in Chicago, but was born in Colombia where her love of nature and animals was first ignited. She is incredibly passionate about climate activism, forest conservation, and sustainable energy. During her spare time, she is watching anime, reading manga, or thrifting.

Serra Tekce

Staff Writer

Serra Tekce is a senior studying Health Science. She is originally from West Hartford, Connecticut. She discovered her passion for how the environment is intertwined with public health after an internship for Senator Ed Markey, co-author of the Green New Deal. She is also the Media Editor for the campus satire paper, The Bunion. In the future, she hopes to become a healthcare journalist and continue to emphasize the tie between the environment and personal health.

Sonia Ali

Staff Writer

Sonia is a junior from Trinidad and Tobago pursuing a Bachelors in Economics and Math with a minor in French as well as a Masters in Economics as part of BU's BA/MA program. Outside of being a Staff Writer at the Emerald Review, Sonia is also an Investment Associate at BU's Finance and Investment club. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and discovering new places.

Tala Altabsh

Staff Writer

Tala is a sophomore majoring in Economics with a minor in Environmental Analysis and Policy. She grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and is hoping to be a driving force in reducing Saudi's fossil fuel consumption and shifting towards renewable energy in the near future. Her hobbies are volleyball, photography, reading and watching tv shows and her interests include feminism, sustainability, and traveling.

Elin Chan

Staff Writer

Elin is a junior from Hong Kong studying Biology with a specialization in Ecology and Conservation Biology and minoring in Marine Science. She is fascinated by life, specifically marine life, and is passionate about biological conservation and hopes to develop medicine from marine sources. Outside of the review, she can be found playing on BU’s Women’s Waterpolo team, participating in the ‘Change the Chamber and Lobby for Climate’ campaign, and hosting on the podcast ‘Let’s Talk About Climate’.

Anna Facciola

Staff Writer

Anna Facciola is a sophomore from Northern Virginia majoring in Environmental Analysis & Policy with a minor in Spanish. She is also involved in BU College Democrats, WTBU radio station, and BU On Tap. Anna is passionate about environmental justice and world poverty. She enjoys riding her bike, hiking, and camping.

Ian Fitzsimons

Staff Writer

Ian is a junior studying environmental analysis and policy and is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his free time you can find him on a walking excursion around Boston or watching Law and Order.

Grace Girzadas

Staff Writer

Grace Girzadas is from Diablo, California studying business with a concentration in sustainability. She is passionate about sustainable supply chains and materials and hopes to help companies lessen their environmental impact. In her free time, Grace enjoys cooking, rock climbing, and hiking.

Abigail Grassick

Staff Writer

Abigail is a sophomore studying Biology with a concentration in ecology and conversation, and with minors in marine science and environmental analysis and policy. She is passionate about science education and improving equality of access. On campus she is a member of Beta Psi Omega and the Rotjan lab, and in her free time she loves hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and reading.

Erica Judd

Staff Writer

Erica is a sophomore at Boston University studying environmental analysis and policy. She is involved with BU’s Sustainable Ocean Alliance and other organizations such as the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Wildlands Trust.

Adam Lazowski

Staff Writer

I am an avid reader about current events and world issues. I love the focus of agriculture and its effects on the environment. I also like to research more about green policies. During my free time I play tennis, meet new faces, and think of new ideas.

Tian Liao

Staff Writer

I am a junior studying international relations. My hometown is Beijing, and I have studied in Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington D.C. I started to play the piano when I was seven. I love to interact with people and listen to their ideas about international issues, so I participated in the Model G20 Summit and served as a crisis analyst for the Model United Nations. Outside of class, you will find me exploring snacks at Whole Foods. I hope to become a researcher at a think tank to study global affairs and share my findings to help people make better sense of the world.

Jenna Silverman

Staff Writer

Jenna is a sophomore from New Jersey studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She is interested in environmental justice and sustainability. In her free time, she enjoys walking around Boston and exploring parks and museums around the city.

Darin Sumetanon

Staff Writer

Darin is a sophomore from Bangkok, Thailand studying Mechanical Engineering and Psychology. At BU, she is a member of The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers as well as the Thai Student Association. She hopes to use her degree to concentrate in Energy Technologies and work in sustainable energy fields.

Lexi Svarczkopf

Staff Writer

My name's Alexa Svarczkopf but everyone calls me Lexi! I'm incredibly passionate about loving and caring for the environment, and promoting sustainability. I plan on attending law school after finishing my undergraduate degree here at BU, and then go on to practice international/environmental law!

Abby Van Selous

Staff Writer

Abby is a freshman from Pennington, New Jersey. She is studying Journalism and Environmental Analysis and Policy with the goal of becoming an environmental journalist. Abby's hope is that she will be able to raise awareness of environmental issues through her writing. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and going on runs.

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