This page provides links to the accomplishments of our graduating seniors.
Here are some quotes from our recent graduates:
Peter Siciliano Environmental Science '12
"Since graduation, life has been all over the place for me. A day after commencement, we left the country for Ecuador, and spent two weeks in the Andes Mountains/Amazon Rainforest through a class called Sustainability in the Amazon Basin. After returning from that, I spent the next 9 weeks or so working for the Department of Environmental Conservation as an environmental educator/counselor at Camp Rushford, which is one of four DEC Environmental Education summer camps. At the end of the summer, I then packed up and headed to Haiti through the IC Protestant Community, where we spent a week in the city of Grand Goave building concrete houses using recycled earthquake rubble from the disaster two years ago. It was great to be so busy and I feel very blessed and thankful for the opportunities and experiences I had. Since being back, I am hoping to spend the next school year in Ithaca doing part-time internship work with the Finger Lakes Land Trust, Finger Lakes ReUse, and possibly the The Park Foundation and the IC Natural Lands. I'm looking forward to what the year will bring!"
Victor Shelden Environmental Studies '11
"I graduated in May 2011 and spent the year after living in Ithaca and continuing working at Primitive Pursuits and Taitem Engineering. I recently moved back to New York City to teach primitive skills in Central Park with an organization called Urban Kid Adventures. My next step is to get a master's in building science and build a career in sustainable buildings and urban planning. "
Daniel Weller Environmental Studies Minor '12
"I am interning at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Center performing a variety of chemical, environmental and physical science research. I spend about a quarter of my time in the field collecting data, a quarter analyzing it and another quarter contacting collaborators and performing research for new studies. Probably the best part of the job is when we are out on the boat in the early morning and see a beaver swim by or a flock of common mergansers."
Todd Aldrich Environmental Studies '12
"I am currently working as a production researcher at Ecovative Design in Green Island NY. Ecovative is a biomaterials company focused on producing sustainable, environmentally friendly replacements for styrene-based foams such as Styrofoam. Our materials are actually grown using mushroom mycelium to bind together agricultural by-products from regional farms. My work focuses on the production process itself, taking successful ideas from the lab and applying them on a large scale."