Eric Carlsen is a CUNY Baccalaureate student pursuing dual Areas of Concentration in Sustainability Modeling: (1) Business Organization and (2) Food Systems. Most recently, Eric was awarded with the CUNY Baccalaureate 2012 Thomas Smith Fellowship. He has also been profiled in an article on Brooklyn College’s website: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/news/bcnews/bcnews_120216.php
After graduation, Rion Lyle went on to complete a Master’s degree in Development Economics and International Project Management in Paris at Université Paris-Est Créteil.
“My goal now is to prepare for a career as a social entrepreneur so that I can positively influence the relationship between food policy and business practices and create a more sustainable, economically just food system, from farm to table.”
Tabanpour is in Mexico for the Spring 2011 semester. He writes “My time is being spent experiencing the totality of my concentrations in International Relations and Environmental Sustainability. So far, it has been an unimaginable journey living on sustainable farms and in the shoes of the average Mexican.”
Caroline Okoyo grew up in Kenya and has since had an abiding interest in the environment, particularly environmental protection and sustainability. Now in New York, Okoyo is a teaching volunteer at the American Museum of Natural History and a volunteer with Wild Metro, an organization working to protect biodiversity in the urban landscape.
Diane Kolack is using CUNY BA to study the social, economic, cultural and psychological factors that have influenced food consumption practices and patterns, as well as the environmental, ethical and economic factors in food production and distribution.
Among many other post-baccalaureate activities, Osnat Kaminer has been collaborating with an Israeli-based producer on a documentary to air on Israeli TV based on her original research about the future of the Dead Sea. She is also involved with Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME), a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists.
Jenni Jenkins acted as sustainability consultant and co-authored with director Ramin Bahrani the short film “Plastic Bag,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and later screened at the Telluride and New York Film Festivals.
Through her nonprofit organization, E.P.I.C., Tenille De Freitas is bringing sustainable water systems to areas in desperate need in Africa. E.P.I.C. recently partnered with the new Quiksilver Women’s eco-friendly clothing line; Quiksilver is donating 3% of their profits to this cause.
Stephen Oliveira is the recipient of a 2008 EPA Environmental Quality Award, and was featured in “The New York Times” in 2007 and on a CBS Television Special, “Sacred Earth, Sacred People” in 2006.