There is no typical EUS student—though each creatively and tenaciously pursues viable solutions to real-world urban and environmental problems.
Xaver Kandler is a senior at Bard College studying Environmental and Urban Studies with a concentration in environmental justice. He currently works for the 100 Days Initiative at Bard as a media fellow, connecting on-campus activism and media content with outside groups.
Hannah Baird grew up in the small town of Homer, Alaska. “It’s pretty much the middle of nowhere,” she laughs. As a singer, she was drawn to Bard’s Music Program and Conservatory. She visited campus, took a tour, and met with members of the faculty. “The professors wanted to interact with the students on a one-on-one basis, which was not the style of the education I grew up with. I was really drawn to that.”
Bard senior Sarah Wallock hails from Santa Barbara, California. Last year, the Environmental and Urban Studies major traveled through Morocco, Vietnam, and Bolivia, studying with the School for International Training, International Honors Program in Climate Change. “While I was traveling and living in home-stays in each country, I was taking four full-credit academic classes with fieldwork and research,” she explains. “Studying the environment goes much further than preserving ecologically rich spaces. It encompasses environmental justice movements related to the most salient issues in world politics.”
Recent EUS Student Award Recipients
Hunter Mathis, I. Brewster Terry III ’38 Memorial Scholarship 2019
Sarah Wallock, Bard Communications Prize 2019
Azlan Maqbool, Rachel Carson Prize 2019
Nikita Minin, Lindsay F. Watton III Memorial Prize 2019
Julia Derby, Alice P. Doyle Prize in Environmental Studies 2018
Xaver Kandler, Heinrich Bluecher Scholar; John Bard Scholars Prize 2018
Rory Kuczek, Finisdore Family Scholarship 2018
Katlin Stath, Alice P. Doyle Award in Environmental Studies 2018
Sara Xing Eisenberg, Jane Emily Lytle and Almon W. Lytle II Senior Project Research Award 2018
Tierney Weymueller, Elinor Stapylton; Hudsonia Prize 2018