Bowdoin Environmental Fellows Work for a Healthier Maine

This summer, 11 Bowdoin students with environmental fellowships are working in Maine and contributing, in a range of ways, to protecting our natural resources. One is interning for a consulting and engineering firm; another is creating an economic impact study of bicycling in Maine. Others are working for town planning offices, environmental advocacy groups and land trusts.

The students all have fellowships from Bowdoin’s Community Matters in Maine environmental program. Two grants in this program — the Psi Upsilon and the Logan Environmental fellowships — focus on the environment; the other grants, overseen by the McKeen Center, provide students with opportunities to work on civic or social issues. With these donor-backed fellowships, students can explore potential careers and help nonprofits that might not have the budget to pay them a wage.

This video features three Psi Upsilon fellows and two Maine organizations: Madeline Davis ’16 and Simon Pritchard ’16 at Portland’s Environmental Health Strategy Center, and Wilder Nicholson ’16 at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.

The 2014 Community Matters in Maine Environmental Fellows:

  • Audrey Phillips ’16 (Environmental Studies/Earth and Oceanographic Science/Education): Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association
  • Grace Butler ’16 (Environmental Studies/Sociology): Bicycle Coalition of Maine
  • Hugh Ratcliffe ’15 (Environmental Studies/Earth and Oceanographic Science): Stantec Consulting
  • Libby Szuflita ’15 (Environmental Studies/Sociology): The Town of Topsham
  • Madeline Davis ’16 (Environmental Studies/Biology, Math): Environmental Health Strategy Center
  • Mariana Marquez ’16 (Environmental Studies/Earth and Oceanographic Science): The Nature Conservancy
  • Marisa Browning-Kamins ’16 (Environmental Studies/Earth and Oceanographic Science): The Nature Conservancy
  • Nora Hefner ’16 (Environmental Studies/Biology, Visual Arts): Penobscot East Resource Center
  • Simon Pritchard ’16 (Environmental Studies/Government, German): Environmental Health Strategy Center
  • Violet Ranson ’16 (Environmental Studies/Sociology, Japanese): Town of Brunswick
  • Wilder Nicholson ’16 (Environmental Studies/Economics, Classics): Brunswick Topsham Land Trust

To see what other Bowdoin students are up to this summer, check out this interactive map by Nina Underman ’15.

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