Lisa Crowley with American Rivers

Last summer, Lisa completed a fellowship with the non-profit organization, American Rivers. American Rivers’ mission is to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers and conserve clean water for people and nature. This mission is closely tied to the necessary integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all American Rivers’ projects.

Student Spotlight- Natalie Chapman

Practicum Experience

California’s coastal and marine resource management continues to change and adapt in response to renewable energy development, increased maritime economics, and novel oceanic discoveries. My work communicates social and marine science recommendations for holistic policy decisions.

Zayleen Kalalo at NOAA Fisheries

Zayleen is currently interning with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Branch for NOAA Fisheries, out of their California..

Abegail Gamet at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Abegail is interning at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Region 9 office in San Francisco, CA. The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. Specifically, the agency ensures that everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards, as well as equal access to the decision-making process regardless of race, gender, income, etc.

Andrea Grant at the National Park Service

Over the summer, I have been working with the National Park Service as a Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA). For the past few months, I have been in the orientation phase of the internship program but now I am beginning to work on some of my practicum deliverables. These include an outreach plan, habitat restoration and conservation projects, service learning curriculum, and diversity, equity and inclusion training.

Molly Nagle at the California Department of Conservation

Global consensus among conservation and climate change scientists believes 30% of earth must be set aside for conservation efforts by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of biodiversity loss due to climate change and human development. Many governments have begun to issue 30x30 goals in their local jurisdictions. Executive Order N-82-20 mandated that California join this global effort.