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| Jobs, Student Leadership

Now Hiring: FIG and Orientation Leaders! Apply by 1/21.

The Office of First Year Programs is seeking student leaders to help freshmen transition to college. Gain valuable leadership experience AND earn course credits with this opportunity!
FIG leaders and Orientations leaders develop professional-level leadership skills, give students practical resume-building experience, and increase program visibility. If you’re interested in giving back to freshmen, these opportunities are for you!
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The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students. 

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Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Environmental Leadership Scholars!

Congratulations to Environmental Studies majors Cassie Maylor and Olivia Scott, our 2017-2018 Environmental Leadership Scholarship recipients!
Program on the Environment, with support from generous donors, awards scholarships to two students each year who demonstrate a passion for environmental studies, integrative thought and action in their academics and activities, and a vision of how they hope to make a positive difference in the world. 

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Congratulations Kristen Smith, one of 2017’s Husky100!

Congratulations to Environmental Studies student, Kristen Smith, one of UW’s 2017 Husky100!

The Husky100 recognizes outstanding students on all three University of Washington campuses who are making the most of their time in college and exhibiting leadership, passion and drive. As interim provost and executive director Jerry Baldasty notes, this honor is reflective of the caliber and spirit of a student body that “gain the skills they need to prepare for rewarding careers in industry, community and life.”
Kristen has a passion for environmental education and fostering environmental stewardship in young students. 

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| Community, Student Leadership

Coming together with art, for the environment

Last Friday, January 20, a group of driven students welcomed two notable National Geographic photographers to the stage and more than 150 students, family members, friends, faculty and staff at UW for a night of contemplation about what it means to be a steward of the earth and all its creatures.
The Student Association for Green Environments (SAGE), currently led by: Frieda Cohen, Cassie Maylor, Shelby Cramer and Summer Cook, orchestrated Friday’s event with the support of their Environmental Studies major unit, the Program on the Environment. 

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Shruti Parikh

Congratulations to Shruti Parikh, Mary Gates Research Scholar!

Shruti Parikh is a junior at UW, majoring in Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences and Resource Management (ESRM), with a QSCI minor. She’s lived in Washington for the majority of her life and is passionate about good air quality.
She recently won a Mary Gates Research Scholarship for her research on using plants to purify air and reduce pollutants such as arsenic, a known carcinogen. 

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Apply to be a FIG leader – due Jan. 23

The Office of First Year Programs is seeking student leaders to help freshmen transition to college. Gain valuable leadership experience AND earn course credits with this opportunity!
The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students. 

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Congratulations Leah Litwak, Husky 100 awardee!

Congratulations Leah Litwak for being recognized as an inaugural Husky100‬ leader!
The Husky 100 recognizes outstanding students on all three University of Washington campuses who are making the most of their time in college and exhibiting leadership, passion and drive. As interim provost and executive director Jerry Baldasty notes, this honor is reflective of the caliber and spirit of a student body that “gain the skills they need to prepare for rewarding careers in industry, community and life.”
Leah is leading change for a better world with her commitment to food, health, sustainability, and the environment. 

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| News, Student Leadership

Collaborating with the fashion industry to conserve Peru’s rainforests

Environmental Studies student Ava Holmes has a passion for fashion, sustainability and conserving the Peruvian rainforest. Ava founded a company, A-Dot Productions, working with local and international designers to produce events that highlight eco-fashion, mentor fashion entrepreneurs and strive for resourceful ways for the fashion industry to become more sustainable, reduce its waste, and benefit the environment.
Along with UW Environmental Studies alum and UW Environmental and Forest Sciences PhD student Samantha Zwicker, Ava has collaborated with leaders in the fashion industry, the Peruvian Consulate, Aveda, National Geographic’s NOVICA and artists to put together a special benefit event to support rainforest conservation efforts in Peru.  

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Equity and the Environment: Mobilize Green Conference and Diversity Career Fair

The 2016 MobilizeGreen Annual Conference and Diversity Career Fair is on April 7-8, at the University of Washington!

Equity and the Environment: Mobilizing the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders
In partnership with the UW College of the Environment and UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and City of Seattle, the goal of this joint event is “to inspire, engage, and mobilize the next generation of diverse green leaders to help communities solve equity and environmental challenges.”
Students: this is an incredible opportunity for growth, impact and launching your future career! 

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Student Spotlight: Leah Litwak

Student Spotlight
UW Environment’s Leah Litwak champions better food assistance integration at local farmers markets
Environmental Studies student Leah Litwak cares about increasing access to healthy food for all. Read about her efforts to facilitate use of food assistance programs at farmers markets. 

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