Karl Dunkle Werner, who completed his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics this year, will join the U.S. Treasury as an economist in August.
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.
Student Spotlight: Chloe Cho
The recent graduate discusses her interest in agroecology, ecological pest management, and science communications.
Student Spotlight: Adriel Ghadoushi
Ghadoushi, a third-year Society and Environment major and Fung Fellow on the Conservation + Tech track, discusses his projects for societal change and his passion for policy, sustainability, and justice.
Six students receive 2021 Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability Award
The undergraduate students, all in Rausser College and graduating this year, were honored with the university-wide distinction.
“Bamboo ceiling:” Zinmay Renee Sung uplifts experiences of Asian American women
As part of the 150 Years of Women at Berkeley campaign, faculty, students, and staff share their stories in a recent video project led by professor emerita Sung.
Student Spotlight: Gerard Legaspi
Gerard Legaspi, a second-year studying Molecular Environmental Biology and Nutritional Sciences, Physiology, and Metabolism, works as the Rausser College health worker.
Adélaïde Bernard wins first prize in Grad Slam competition
After winning first place in the UC Berkeley Grad Slam last month, metabolic biology student Adélaïde Bernard will represent campus at the systemwide Grad Slam competition on May 7th.
Food Systems Adapting (Or Not) to Climate Change
Margiana Petersen-Rockney, a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, was featured in a recent Berkeley Graduate Division profile.
Crop diversity enriches soil fungi in depleted soil
Doctoral student Aidee Guzman works with farmers in the San Joaquin Valley to understand soil health—and to support farmers.
Listen Closely, the Trees are Talking
Plant & Microbial Biology PhD student Lorenzo Washington published an article on fungal relationships in Bay Nature.
Berkeley Student Farms grows more than food
Berkeley Student Farms is a coalition of student-run gardens dedicated to giving student-farmers ownership over the foods they grow, reconnecting to the land’s indigenous heritage, and empowering leadership, collaboration, and onsite learning.
Student Spotlight: Violet Henderson
Henderson is a fourth-year student studying Conservation & Resources Studies and African American Studies.
Studying spider bioacoustics at the Elias Lab
Maggie Raboin is a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.
Student Spotlight: Ananya Raghavan
Ananya is a third-year student majoring in Society & Environment and Data Science. As a Fung Fellow, she studies the intersection of conservation and tech.
Student Spotlight: Shelby O’Neil
Second-year undergraduate Shelby O’Neil discusses her efforts in ocean conservation and environmental advocacy.
Five graduate students advance anti-racism efforts in Rausser College
The ESPM students led the creation of a class on anti-racist environmental scholarship.
Rausser groups spearhead pandemic aid
In Breakthroughs magazine, read about the Common Humanity Collective, a volunteer initiative to distribute hand sanitizer and masks.
Hands on learning at home
Rausser College instructors have adapted creatively to engage students during remote learning.
Student Spotlight: Aileen Lavelle
Fourth year undergraduate Aileen Lavelle has studied marine biology through various internship and educational opportunities.
Student Spotlight: Vera L. Chang
This edition of Student Spotlight features PhD candidate Vera L. Chang, who speaks about her journalism and food justice research.