BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (CHSS)

This degree provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of three aspects of environmental and sustainability studies: people, prosperity, and planet.

Catherine Medrano

Catherine Medrano, 2023

BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a Concentration in Sustainable Agriculture

Exciting coursework and internships inspired a unexpected future goal.

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Natsuki Watanabe

Natsuki Watanabe, 2023

BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Business and Sustainability, minor in Spanish

Hometown: Kailua, HI

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Katherine Russell

Katherine Russell, 2020

Lucas Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Internships that make a difference is what the School of Integrative Studies is all about. Katherine Russell describes her first hand experiences with a summer 2018 internship in Alaska.

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Raquel Friedmann

Raquel Friedmann, 2015

Teaching a new generation about sustainable food choices

Raquel Friedmann is pursuing her master's degree in international environmental policy while interning at MEarth, an environmental educational nonprofit, where she helps children understand sustainability.

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Roger LeBlanc

Roger LeBlanc, 2015

Turning skills and passion into solutions

Roger LeBlanc's experience in the Sustainability Living Learning Community helped him find his passion and a career path.

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Troy Lowery

Troy Lowery, 2015

2021 Distinguished Alumni - Faculty and Staff

Troy Lowery, BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies ’15, MA Interdisciplinary Studies ’18 joined George Mason University as a staff member in 2015 with the School of Integrative Studies, just a few months after he graduated with his first Mason degree.

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Julie Ross

Julie Ross, 2015

Protecting the environment and local communities with the E.P.A.

Julie Ross's interdisciplinary degree and environmental policy courses prepared her the broad range of responsibilities required of a grants manager.

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Ali Culhane

Ali Culhane, 2014

Honoring Distinguished Alumni

In fall 2017, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Integrative Studies honored Ali Culhane for her efforts in creating a more environmentally conscious community.

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Caitlin Lundquist

Caitlin Lundquist, 2014

Promoting sustainability at Mason

When Caitlin enrolled at George Mason University, she had no idea where her studies would lead. On her first day of her first class, however, her world shifted. In a classroom discussion of the environmental challenges facing the world, Lundquist found her passion, and now, five years later, has launched her career as Sodexo’s Sustainability and Marketing Coordinator at Mason.

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Charles Coats

Charles Coats, 2013

Mentoring the next generation of conservation leaders

For Charles Coats, BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies ’13, spring break in Florida is all about sun, water and good times---and for six years, he’s led alternative break trips with these thoughts in mind. For Coats, though, these annual trips to Martin County focus on beach cleanup rather than beach volleyball and an extensive oyster recovery project rather than extensive oyster eating.

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