Environmental Studies at UVM

Senior Thesis/Internship Index

We are in the process of adding recent senior theses to the index below.  You may find past years' theses in our archive.

Asterisk (*) denotes honors thesis.

Sarah Brooks Alexander, The Green Mountain State's "Movers and Rackers:" An Ethnographic Look at Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture in Vermont, 2014. Agriculture and Farming, Anthropology/Ethnography, Ecofeminism, Ethnobotany, Women and Gender, Organic, Rural Issues, Sustainable Agriculture, Vermont

Samantha Arcata, Examining Change in the Cultivation of Mustard in Rajasthan, India, from 1960-2000, 2013. Agriculture and Farming, Culture and Society, Food, Media

Jennifer M. Attig, Materia Medica: An Internship with Urban Moonshine, 2014. Burlington, Business, Education, Health/Holistic Healing, Internship Projects, Media, Nutrition, Organic, Vermont

Harrison Balisky, Senior Internship with Casella Waste Management, Rutland, Vermont, 2013. Business, Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Vermont

Matthew Barrows, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Local Motion and the Legacy of the Line, 2013. Burlington, Media, Policy, Sustainable Communities, Transportation, Vermont

Robyn Jenay Bath-Rosenfield, The Communication of Goals in Volunteer-Based Ecotourism: A Case Study of Two Ecuadorian Ecological Reserves, 2014. Communication/Outreach, International Topics, Land Restoration/Ecological Restoration, NGOs, Tourism

Michael Rapaport Beightly, Non-Profit Non-Governmental Land Trust Conservation: An Internship with The Nature Conservancy, 2014. Forests and Forestry, Land Conservation and Stewardship, Natural Areas, Vermont

James Billman, Crossroads: Stories from the Climate Movement, 2013. Anthropology/Ethnography, Climate and Climate Change, Race and Racism, Vermont, Women and Gender

Blair Borax, On Being Earthlings: Photographic Portraits and Audio Narratives on Human-Earth Connection in Israel-Palestine, 2014. Art, Climate and Climate Change, Culture and Society, International Topics, Sense of Place

Neil Brandt, Changing Actors and Discourse: An Analysis of Ten Years of Media Coverage in Vermont's Wind Power Debate, 2014. Climate and Climate Change, Energy, Media, Rural Issues, Sustainable Communities

Matthew Brill, Installations, Solar Job Preparation, and a Self-Designed Inventory System and Solar Potential Map: An Internship with Peck Solar, 2014. Business, Energy, Management, Sustainable Communities, Vermont

Rosie Bullock, Vermont, Unleaded: Barriers to Confirmatory Lead Testing, 2013. Burlington, Chemicals, Health/Holistic Healing, Risk Management, Vermont

Katelyn Bushueff, Exploring Sustainable, Experiential Education in an Academic Setting: An Internship with the Greenhouse Residential Learning Community, 2013. Burlington, Climate and Climate Change, Education, Culture and Society, Sense of Place, UVM, Vermont

Sophie Case, Environmental Health Education at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, 2013. Burlington, Communication/Outreach, Education, Health/Holistic Healing, Lake Champlain, Sense of Place, Vermont

Stephanie Cesario, Adapting to Climate Change: An Internship with the Vermont Agricultural Resiliency Initiative, 2013. Agriculture and Farming, Anthropology/Ethnography, Climate and Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture

Staci Chin, Bear Smells Something Good: A Picture Book Introducing Wildlife to Children, 2013. Animals, Art, Wildlife, Education, Writing

Amanda Chin, Revolutionizing Urban Food Access and Launching a Farm-Fresh Prepared Food Truck for Underserved Neighborhoods in Boston: An Internship with Fresh Food Generation, 2014. Agriculture and Farming, Communication/Outreach, Gardens, Health/Holistic Healing, Management, Nutrition, Urban Issues

Eunice Chun, Feeding the Community: A Case Study of Food Assistance at Burlington Farmers' Markets, 2013. Agriculture and Farming, Burlington, Food, Case Study, Community Development, Gardens, Nutrition, Urban Issues, Vermont

Alyssa Church-Smith, Eco-Rep Program Management: Focusing on Sustainability Education and Outreach, 2014. Burlington, Communication/Outreach, Culture and Society, Management, Sustainability, Vermont

Nathan Clark, Education Beyond the Classroom: A Study on Effective Outreach Strategies to Get Off-Campus College Students to Recycle, 2013. Burlington, Communication/Outreach, Education, Recycling, Vermont

Emma Cook, From the Grassroots to the Statehouse: Vermont's Renewable Energy Present and Future: A Senior Capstone Internship with the Vermont Natural Resources Council Energy Program, 2013. Communication/Outreach, Education, Government, Media, Vermont

Daniel Crespo, Community Powered Transportation: "Bike for Life" Internship at Local Motion, 2013. Burlington, Education, Transportation, Vermont

Christopher Cullaz, Internship with Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School and Climbing Gym, 2014. Education, Outdoor Adventure, Recreation, Burlington, Vermont, Wilderness

Melanie Daly, Sustainability in Action with Dirt Divas: Inspiring Girls to Challenge Societal Norms Through Adventure and Skill, 2013. Education, Recreation, Culture and Society, Sustainability, Vermont, Women and Gender

Kayla Dansereau, Lake Champlain Land Trust: Conserving and Restoring the Landscape, 2014. GIS, Lake Champlain, Vermont, Water

Caitlyn Davies, Internship with Green Mountain Animal Defenders, 2014. Activism, Animals, Communication/Outreach, Education, Management, Vermont

Diana del Solar, Lessons for an Educator, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center: Summer Education Internship, 2013. Burlington, Education, Sustainability, Vermont

Daniel Della-Badia, The Dilemma of the Triple Bottom Line: How Four Restaurants in Vermont are Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainability, 2013. Burlington, Business, Case Study, Consumerism, Food, Sustainability, Vermont

Haley S. DeMarco, Toxics Action Center Senior Internship, 2014.

Katie Deppen, Learning How to be a Sustainable Sports Turf Manager by Interning with the Philadelphia Eagles Grounds Crew, 2013. Ecological Design, Management, Culture and Society, Recreation, Sustainability

Brittany N. Dooling, Getting Down to Earth: Revisiting Sustainability on a Small, Diversified Farm in Maryland, 2014. Agriculture and Farming, Case Study, Ecological Perception, Organic, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture

Andrew Dreebin, Energy Efficiency Internship with National Retrofitting Group, LLC, 2013. Business, Communication/Outreach, Energy, Sustainability

Sam Dunwoody, Internship at the Waterman Fund: 220 Hours as an Alpine Steward, 2014. Land Conservation and Stewardship, Management, Recreation, Vermont

Liza Elman, Behind the Scenes of Vermont's Local and Organic Food Movement: Food Systems Internship with the Northeast Organic Farming Association, 2013. Community, Education, Agriculture and Farming, Planning, Rural Issues, Vermont

Kieran Fickan, Spilling the Beans on Coffee Certifications: Consumer Values and Knowledge of Fair Trade and USDA Organic Coffee, 2013. Burlington, Consumerism, Food, International Topics, Organic, Survey, Vermont

Sarah Fletcher, A Proposal for an Outdoor Classroom for the University of Vermont's Centennial Woods Natural Area, 2014. Architecture/Buildings, Burlington, Campus Ecology

Sarah Fletcher, A Proposal for an Outdoor Classroom for the University of Vermont's Centennial Woods Natural Area, 2014. Architecture/Buildings, Burlington, Campus Ecology, Ecological Design, Education, Landscape Architecture/Design, Natural Areas, UVM, Vermont

Charlotte Frank, Preserving Natural Wonders: Outreach and Communications for University of Vermont Natural Areas, 2014. Burlington, Campus Ecology, Communication/Outreach, Land Conservation and Stewardship, Management, Media, UVM, Vermont

Rachel J. Franz, Cultivating Little Consumers: How Picture Books Influence Materialism in Children, 2013. Consumerism, Art, Education, Culture and Society, Philosophy

Alex Gemme, Nature-Based Education at Rock Point: An Internship with Crow's Path, 2014. Burlington, Education, Food, Gardens, Nutrition, Sense of Place, Vermont

Anna Glavash, Conservation Internship with the Squam Lakes Association, 2013. Invasive Species, Recreation, Sustainability, Land Conservation and Stewardship

Lindsay Gordon, Social Marketing Internship with Bicycle Benefits Vermont, 2013. Burlington, Communication/Outreach, Vermont, Transportation, Sustainability

Bekah Simone Gordon, Sewing a Quilt: A Journey Into the Nature of Community and the Creation of the Vermont Family Reuinion, 2013. Burlington, Community Development, Culture and Society, Health/Holistic Healing, Music, Sense of Place, Survey, Vermont

Holly Greenleaf, The Greenleaf Farm Resiliency Project: An Ecological Landscape Design, 2014. Agriculture and Farming, Case Study, Climate and Climate Change, Ecological Design, Permaculture, Sustainability

Elizabeth Gribkoff, Vermont Farmers and Chilean Campesinas: A Relational Analysis of Women's Farming Networks, 2013. Agriculture and Farming, Anthropology/Ethnography, International Topics, Rural Issues, Vermont, Women and Gender

Catherine Griset, Environmental Education Internship with the Birds of Vermont Museum, 2013. Animals, Biological Diversity, Education, Vermont, Wildlife

Joseph Grossman, A Synthesis of Conservation Management for Habitat Restoration in the Dos Palmas Wildlife Reserve: A Restoration Internship with the Bureau of Land Management, 2013. Biological Diversity, Invasive Species, Land Conservation and Stewardship, Management, Water

Addie Halligan, All the Freaky People Make the Beauty of the World: Internship with Crow's Path, Burlington Vermont, 2014. Burlington, Education, Outdoor Adventure, Sense of Place

Sarah Halpern, Education and Global Connections Internship with the International Society of Ethnobiology, 2013. Culture and Society, Ethnogeography, Indigenous Cultures

Stephanie Haynes, Fostering Social Adaptation and Resilience Through Conservation and Sustainability Education: An Internship with the Lake Champlain Land Trust, 2014. Burlington, Climate and Climate Change, Education, Land Conservation and Stewardship, Sustainability, Vermont

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