The 2018 Baird Sustainability Fellows, from left to right: Matt Pasquali, Madigan Kay, Rachel Lapp, Carrie Gillespie, Kayla Simpson, Kelsey Horowitz, Amanda Brangwynne, Kailey Zengo, Julia Mercer, Marina Morton, Sam Weisman and Katelyn King. (Not pictured: Natalie Cassidy.) Photo courtesy of Carl Socolow '77.
Dickinson's Baird Sustainability Fellowship program names 2018 fellows
When students sign in to the college, they’re signing up for a distinctive liberal-arts education for the common good, and one way they use that education to make a difference is by continuing Dickinson’s unwavering commitment to sustainability. For a select number of seniors from all majors and all academic divisions, that commitment is dignified by the Baird Sustainability Fellowship program.
The Baird Fellowship is a collegewide honors program that recognizes graduating seniors who have advanced sustainability goals on or beyond our campus through excellence in scholarship, leadership and service, among other criteria. The fellows take a half-credit interdisciplinary Baird Honors Colloquium in the spring, serve as leaders for sustainability on campus and take on sustainability service programs.
Since its inception in 2013, the program, named after Spencer Fullerton Baird—a prominent naturalist of the 19th century and Dickinson alumnus and professor—has brought dozens of Dickinsonians to the ranks of Baird Fellows.
Meet this year's 13 fellows, and learn more about their work in sustainability at Dickinson and what they hope to do after graduation:
- Amanda Brangwynne, Environmental Studies and Policy Management Double Major
- Natalie Cassidy, Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Studies and Environmental Studies Double Major and Spanish Minor and Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate
- Carrie Gillespie, Biology and Philosophy Double Major
- Kelsey Horowitz, Environmental Studies Major and Economics Minor
- Madigan Kay, Italian Studies Major and Food Studies Certificate
- Katelyn King, Environmental Science and Biology Major and German Minor
- Rachel Lapp, Environmental Studies Major and Food Studies Certificate
- Julia Mercer, Environmental Studies and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Double Major
- Marina Morton, Economics and Environmental Studies Double Major
- Matt Pasquali, Environmental Science Major
- Kayla Simpson, Biology Major
- Sam Weisman, International Studies Major with Globalization and Sustainability Concentration
- Kailey Zengo, Political Science and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Double Major
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Published December 5, 2017