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ESS graduates Genna Magnan, Jennifer Laws, Hannah Maryanski, Cynthia Baricevic, and Anthony Ferrari recognized for their achievements

ESS is proud of the many contributions of this year’s graduating class to SCU and beyond. We would like to congratulate all seniors on their many accomplishments.

Genevieve Magnan is this year’s recipient of the ESS community service award. Genna was recognized for her contributions to the Health Trust to further food justice, several ELSJ placements, Into the Wild, Full Circle Farm, and a non-profit organization in India that features and environmental and leadership program for rural students. She has also volunteered in trail restoration efforts and science education programs in K-12 classrooms.

Jennifer Laws won the ESS Best Project or Research Award. Jennifer has worked with faculty members Christopher Bacon, Gregory Baker (FAI), and the Second Harvest Food Bank on a spatial assessment of food assistance, need, and distribution in Santa Clara County using GIS. She has also contributed to a GIS-based study assessing environmental benefits and burdens in Santa Clara County with Iris Stewart-Frey and Christopher Bacon. In addition, Jennifer has been the TA for both ENVS 116 (Intro to GIS) and ENVS 101 (Capstone) several times and has mentored many other students with their GIS projects.

Hannah Maryanski is the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award in Environmental Studies, which is given to the graduating senior with the highest GPA in Environmental Studies. She has co-authored a peer-reviewed article with ESS faculty member Christopher Bacon.

Cynthia Baricevic is the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award in Environmental Sciences, which is given to the graduating senior with the highest GPA in Environmental Sciences. She has co-authored a peer-reviewed article with ESS faculty member John Farnsworth.

Anthony Ferrari is the 2015 Pathway Essay Award winner for Sustainability.

Please join ESS in congratulating these students.

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