Caroline Elkin, International Studies & Russian Major

Caroline Elkin, Baird Sustainability Fellow

Caroline Elkin '15

BAIRD E-PORTFOLIO

Caroline Erin Elkin is pursuing a double major in International Studies and Russian that focuses on the Soviet era and post-Soviet region. While studying in Moscow her junior year, she developed an interest in the ways architecture and urban planning influence aspects of daily life such as access to nature, a topic she will continue to investigate through an independent study in the spring. Caroline is also writing a senior thesis on Kazakhstan's transition to a green economy that explores the concept's instrumental and ideological components. On campus, she works at the Center for Global Study and Engagement, writes for The Dickinsonian and the Square, and tries to spend as much time on her bike and in the woods as possible. Although her interest in sustainability--a topic she applies to political, social, economic, and environmental systems--arose gradually, she hopes that her less than straightforward experience will enable her to transcend boundaries between disciplines. She is thrilled to expand the conversation on sustainability issues with the help of the Baird Fellows and Dickinson faculty.