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Alumni Successes

Jennifer Dockstator

Jennifer Dockstator

About Jennifer Dockstator For the last 3-1/2 years Jennifer has been working with Trent University's Department of Indigenous Studies. As a Research Associate, she has been involved in a community-driven project, funded by CIHR, with Eabametoong First Nation in northern Ontario. The program aimed to contribute toward improving community health and well-being through initiatives prioritized

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Brett Dolter

Brett Dolter

About Brett Dolter Brett Dolter is an ecological economist specializing in climate and energy policy research. He has published in journals such as Energy Policy and Ecological Economics. Brett completed his PhD degree at York University where his research focused on pathways for greening the Saskatchewan grid. He holds a Masters in Economics from the

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Femida Handy

Femida Handy

About Femida Handy I am currently Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. I specialize in the economics of the Nonprofit Sector, which includes philanthropy and volunteering. I have served as editor in chief of the journal in the area (NVSQ), and currently am the Director of the Ph.D. program

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Olubunmi Kusimo

Olubunmi Kusimo

About Olubunmi Kusimo Olubunmi Kusimo always looked up to her father who was an avid lover of the environment and worked as a Mining Engineer for Royal Dutch Shell, the multinational oil and gas company. Growing up, her favorite memories with her father were watching documentaries and engaging in intellectual conversations about the environment. He

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José Hinterholzer Pino

José Hinterholzer Pino

About José Hinterholzer Pino From addressing the conservation status of local animals and educating the community about them, acknowledging how certain trees drive illegal logging, to identifying new species, Jose Hinterholzer Pino’s work as the Director of the Natural Reserves of Balam Kin and Balam-Kú in Mexico is exactly what you might be thinking of

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Sabrina Chiefari

Sabrina Chiefari

About Sabrina Chiefari As an Environmental Educator in the GTA, Sabrina Chiefari’s work centers on community engagement, outdoor education and environmental well-being.  She accredits her ability to consider multiple factors of an issue and analyze situations from a variety of different perspectives to her studies in the Bachelor in Environmental Studies with the Faculty of

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Kathryn McLellan

Kathryn McLellan

About Kathryn McLellan Before coming to York University for Environmental Studies, Kathryn McLellan was always passionate about the environment. After high school, she attended the Environmental Landscape Management Program at Seneca College where she gained lots of hands-on skills. Wanting to explore more of the academic background of environmental studies, she sat down with a

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Jonathon Chretien

Jonathon Chretien

About Jonathon Chretien Jonathon Chretien was on cloud nine when he learned about the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) Las Nubes Project in Costa Rica. “Something just clicked for me when I read about Las Nubes. I recognized a strong interdisciplinary emphasis in how the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) program and Las Nubes project

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Jeremy Biden

Jeremy Biden

About Jeremy Biden For BES alum, Jeremy Biden discovering the Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) program with the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University was a defining moment in his pursuit to create a more sustainable world. Learning early on in his career that the business sector was on the cusp of going

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Caterina Mazzotta

Caterina Mazzotta

About Caterina Mazzotta Why did you decide to major in Environmental Studies at York University? What made you choose Environmental Studies at York? I was always interested in current events, politics and the environment. While working part-time in a library, I came across a few books that really hit home. The books focused on human

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