For conservation and resource studies graduates, paper diplomas just won’t do.
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.
CNR students, faculty receive Chancellor’s Awards
This year’s honorees were recognized for their public service and sustainability leadership
This millipede and beetle have a toxic relationship
Research from alumnus Brandt Weary and professor Kipling Will has been featured in KQED’s Deep Look video series.
Student Spotlight: Anna Hiller
A recent CNR alumna shares her experiences conducting and publishing research and her path to graduate school.
Berkeley Forests welcomes CAL FIRE Director Thom Porter
Thom Porter, a CNR almunus and the director of CAL FIRE, gave a speech as part of the William Main Seminar Series.
Student Spotlight: Javier Arias-Romero
Senior Javier Arias-Romero tells us about how his dedication to leading a healthy life has shaped his academic path, extracurriculars, and his goal of attending medical school.
Student Spotlight: Sophie Babka
Senior Sophie Babka tells us about her work at the California Environmental Protection Agency, how she is working to end food waste at ReGrained, and much more.
Student Spotlight: CNR’s female drone pilots
Two grad students and an alumna share how they use remote sensing technology to study environmental issues, from water quality analysis to behavioral ecology.
New online course will make blockchain so clear ‘you can explain it to your grandma’
CNR undergraduate student Gloria Wang has co-created a blockchain course for the public.
Student Spotlight: Sabrina Jones
Golden Bear Orientation Leader and Peer Advising Leader Sabrina Jones offers insight and advice for incoming Berkeley students.
Student Spotlight: Rebeka Ramangamihanta
The Master of Development Practice student tells us about her path from Madagascar to Berkeley, her passion for educational reform, and a recent internship in Ghana.
A transformative first year: meet our Global Edge students
Learn more about UC Berkeley’s Global Edge program from three Rausser undergraduates who studied abroad in London.
Student Spotlight: Bradley Machado
The US Army veteran shares his passion for the environment and photojournalism and why he’s chosen to combine the two fields.
Berkeley Connect Environment fosters community, mentorship at CNR
The 1-credit mentorship and professional development course offers students a small college feel on Cal's campus
Student Spotlight: Kevin Bai
The Environmental Economics and Policy major tells us how he tackled learning all six official UN languages, how studying history helped him develop his passion for environmental science, and more.
Student Spotlight: Scott Silva
Junior Scott Silva tells us about his efforts at the Zero Waste Research Center, attending Forestry Camp, and how geocaching led him to study environmental science.
Student Spotlight: Laura Driscoll
Laura Driscoll tells us about her dissertation research, the organic farming report that she co-authored, and how studying anthropology sparked her interest in ecology.
Student Spotlight: Kimberlie Le
The senior Conservation and Resources Studies major shares insights on conducting research in Taiwan, the CNR Honors Program, and more.
Scientists-in-training learn to tell a CLEAR story
Student group CLEAR aims to mentor the next generation of science communicators by engaging in open, transparent, and active conversations with the public about science and research.
Student Spotlight: Megan Conner
In our first student spotlight of the fall semester, Megan Conner shares her passion for writing and analysis, her favorite CNR class, and her experience in the Cal Energy Corps program.