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Environmental Ethics Fellowship

The Fellowship in Environmental Ethics is awarded to outstanding Santa Clara University undergraduates to support a project that examines the ethical implications of an environmental topic. The fellowship is supported by a gift from John and Joan Casey.

The project of the 2017-18 Environmental Ethics Fellows is centered around environmental communication. In addition to marketing the Environmental Ethics resources and improving the website structure, the Fellows are engaging the SCU campus community in a conversation on environmental ethics through the Green Broncos series—a video spotlight on campus organizations and departments that are taking the lead on integrating sustainability and care for the environment into everyday life.

2017-18 Environmental Ethics Fellows

Andrea Filler

Andrea Filler is a senior from Mesa, Arizona majoring in bioengineering and minoring in sustainability. Through her internship at the Center for Sustainability she has developed a passion for learning about and communicating the impact of environmental issues on campus and beyond. In her spare time she enjoys studying DNA replication in the biology lab and competing on the women's' ultimate frisbee team. Following graduation, she hopes to pursue a career that combines the design of biomedical devices with the use of sustainable materials and implementation.


Nick Redfield

Nick Redfield is a senior political science major from Burlingame, California. He hopes to eventually pursuit a career in Environmental Law so he can continue to be an advocate for environmental justice. At SCU, he was also a Global Fellow and traveled to Kumasi, Ghana to work for the Bright Generation Community Foundation. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and playing the bass guitar.



Vanessa Shin

Vanessa Shin is a junior from Hawaii studying biology and environmental science with a minor in Japanese studies. Her interest in videography originally stemmed from crafting home music videos with her younger sister—a hobby she still looks forward to pursuing every school break. Vanessa hopes to leverage her privilege to amplify the voices and stories of marginalized communities most vulnerable to climate change.





Oct 24, 2017
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