The third-year environmental science major and African American studies minor recounts her experience at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference.
The students in the Rausser College of Natural Resources are at the core of the College’s mission to “See the Bigger Picture. Make a Better World.” Here we highlight the stories of some of our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who embody that motto in their research, community action, and daily lives. To nominate a student or group to be featured, use this submission form.
Monitoring biodiversity in the post-fire Santa Cruz Mountains
ESPM professor Kip Will is leading a SPUR project to help monitor the effects of tree and underbrush removal on arthropod biodiversity in the post-fire Santa Cruz Mountains.
Would you pay more for “COVID Safe” meat?
Two recent ARE undergraduates break down their research on consumer choice and willingness to pay during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Student Spotlight: Ashlyn Olah
Olah, a fourth-year Society and Environment major and Master of Forestry student, shares how the Dixie Fire inspired her to pursue a career in forestry.
Alexii Sigona named Local Hero by the Bay Nature Institute
Sigona, an ESPM graduate student and member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, was recognized for his community involvement and research on Indigenous land access and collaborative stewardship
Rausser College students pack the crowd at live event with Kamala Harris
The vice president spoke on climate action at an event in San Francisco earlier this week.
Researching how climate impacts a deadly grapevine disease
The Mendocino Voice recently interviewed Andrea Brown and Monica Donegan, students who are studying Pierce’s Disease in the Almeida Lab.
Lucy Andrews on using her leadership roles to make a difference
Andrews, an ESPM PhD student and president of UC Berkeley's Graduate Student Assembly, hopes to battle climate change through environmental justice work and research that is interconnected to systems of violence and anti-Blackness.
A visit to the lab with PhD candidate Luis Valentin-Alvarado
Valentin-Alvarado breaks down his research for the Spanish-speaking community in this new video produced by Science at Cal
Understanding Plant Immune Systems Informs the Past and the Future
In a recent Wonderfest event, grad student Chandler Sutherland discusses plant and human immune systems, and how we can defend agricultural crops against disease.
CRISPR Crops: Food, Farms, and the Shape of Plants to Come
In a recent Wonderfest event grad student Evan Groover discussed how gene editing technology can meet the needs of a growing human population and a warming world.
How Agricultural Power Structures Inform Rural Responses to Climate Change
ESPM PhD candidate Margiana Petersen-Rockney speaks with the Daily Yonder about how climate change messaging–or the lack thereof–by farm service providers affects rural communities.
How Kendall Calhoun’s “love” for California led him to Berkeley
Learn more about the PhD student's research into the response and potential recovery of mammals, birds, and other species after extreme climate events.
Bridging Nutrition and Disability Justice
Alena Morales (BS ’21, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology-Dietetics) believes that disability justice and dietetics should be more closely intertwined.
Q&A: Scholars and Leaders
A discussion with Varsha Madapoosi and Lucy Andrews, two students with leadership and activist roles who are making a difference in our College, on campus, and beyond.
In Their Own Words
Energy and Resources doctoral student Kate Altemus Cullen on participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference last fall.
A glimpse at how some Rausser College students spend time beyond their studies.
PhD Candidate Robin Lopez is passionate about science and his community.
Student Spotlight: Jacob Dadmun
The graduating Society and Environment major will deliver the student address at the 2022 Rausser College commencement ceremony.
Deciphering Microbial Mysteries
Rausser College students are helping reshape our understanding of the bacterial world.