“I was motivated to fight for environmental justice in my community after hearing about the respiratory illnesses that many children were diagnosed with as a result of the environmental contamination we live with.”

Environmental Studies

There are many career options for environmental studies majors/minors. Career paths will differ depending on whether one wants to focus on law and policy making, on teaching and communication, on more advanced research, or another intersection of environmental studies and another discipline.

“I hope to use my Watson year to show that when we make choices to preserve the physical environment, we also strengthen and preserve the familial environment as well.”

Paulson Ecology of Place Summer Internship Program

The Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative inspires and prepares Wellesley women across disciplines to value sense of place and connection to nature in order to enrich their academic experience, personal well-being, and community, so that they make a positive difference in their local and global communities. 

 

“Our time abroad this summer has allowed us to explore the broad discipline of global public health while getting a glimpse of life in Hanoi.”

Sonia Hupalo DS

“My expectations of working at an environmental advocacy organization were quickly surpassed as I saw the importance of conservation from many different aspects of a nonprofit organization. With this, I discovered new interests, formed new friendships, and acquired a newfound confidence in my competencies to help the community.”