Energy and Resources doctoral student Kate Altemus Cullen on participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference last fall.
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.
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.
A new project visualizes how sea-level rise may threaten hazardous facilities and the surrounding vulnerable communities along California’s coastline.
Graduating environmental science student Anjika Pai awarded University Medal
Watch Pai share her "personal love letter to UC Berkeley" with graduating classmates in this clip of Saturday morning's commencement.
NST PhD student Justin Lee wins 2022 University of California Grad Slam
The third-year metabolic biology PhD student won for his talk "Jamming the SARS-CoV-2 copy machine." He is the first NST grad student to win the Grad Slam.
For cannabis farms, ecosystem science is scarce
High Country News interviews Phoebe Parker-Shames, a PhD candidate studying the West’s emerging, and rarely researched, industry.
2022 Rausser College Photo Contest Winners
Our 2022 photo contest had over 120 photo submissions! View winning photos here.
Student Spotlight: Isaac Aguilar
Fourth-year Molecular Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Management and Forestry double major discusses making the most of Rausser College’s research opportunities.
Student Spotlight: Hope Gale-Hendry
Fourth-year EMF student discusses her journey to California, transferring to Rausser College, and her love of pikas.
Advancing Inclusion and Anti-Racism in the College Classroom
A new tool created by ESPM faculty and students aims to support instructors in developing anti-racist approaches to course design and teaching practices.
Lost in translation
PMB graduate student Leah Gulyas explores how one tiny coronavirus protein blockades host cells—and how a few simple changes can flip the script.
Student Spotlight: Nicholas Karavolias
Karavolias, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, was featured in an interview by the Alliance for Science on World CRISPR Day.
Alexii Sigona on supporting his tribe as an academic
Sigona, a member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and a third-year ESPM Ph.D. student, focuses his research on Indigenous natural resource management, specifically with the Amah Mutsun—a landless and non-federally recognized tribe.
Facebook Fellow Spotlight: Gauthami Penakalapati
Energy & Resources Group graduate student Penakalapati studies gender empowerment development programs in India.
Student Spotlight: Audrey Slatkin
Fourth-year Conservation and Resource Studies major discusses her involvement with the Farmlink Project, a volunteer organization combating food waste and food insecurity.
Rausser College athletes compete in 2020 Olympics
This summer, seven Rausser students and alumni joined the global competition in Tokyo.
Student Spotlight: Sierra Margolis
Margolis, a fourth-year student majoring in Conservation and Resource Studies, studies the intersection of conservation and tech as a Fung Fellow.