When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, it didn’t just hit home for Edil Sepulveda (C+S ’13) who hails from the island. It hit right at the heart of why he came to the Climate and Society. An island racked by years of poor decision making and an unreliable grid was plunged into darkness by one of the fiercest storms of the 2017 hurricane season—a season made more intense by climate change. In the wake of the storm, Sepulveda has embodied what C+S is all about.
If you read Somayya Ali Ibrahim’s (C+S ‘09) resume alone before applying to C+S, you’d be hard-pressed to imagine her working at NASA. After all, she wasn’t exactly your traditional C+S student with degrees in pre-med and business administration.
Krista Jankowski faced a choice. Discover the wonders of deep history or help preserve and heal the planet for this and future generations. She chose the latter, forsaking dinosaurs to join the C+S program. Since then, she’s gone on to pursue a PhD focusing on sea level rise in Louisiana. Her work has the power… read more
C+Sers come from a range of academic backgrounds, but Tim Bushman has a particularly unique one. He studied kinesiology and clinical exercise physiology at the University of Wisconsin.
It was a fortuitous flyer that brought Aisha Muhammad to C+S.
She was headed to Columbia for a information session at the Business School when a C+S flyer changed the trajectory of her graduate studies. Intrigued, Aisha attend a C+S class and “was hooked and knew it would be a better outlet” for what she wanted to do.
By Candice Allouch, C+S ’15 Sreeja Nair is a C+S alum with an interdisciplinary background in the biomedical sciences and environmental policy fields. She has worked with the Centre for Global Environmental Research at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, evaluating climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation assessments in the agriculture and water sectors…. read more
Josh Gellers (C+S ’07) recently completed his PhD in Political Science and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of North Florida. See how C+S helped guide his research interests.
It’s not uncommon to find John-Michael Cross (C+S ‘09) on Capitol Hill briefing legislative offices on climate and energy issues. Find out what he’s been up to since graduating.
Sarah Abdelrahim found her way from C+S to Nairobi, Kenya. What skills did she gain from the program that are informing her work with the United Nations Environmental Programme? Find out!
By Nadav Gazit, Climate and Society ’13 Whitney Peterson couldn’t have ended up any further from New York after C+S than her current position. It’s not just space that separates Peterson, a 2010 graduate of the program, from the city. It’s her surroundings, too. Her life might be vastly different 7000 miles away in American… read more