Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks in the Environmental Studies Program named one of two recipients for the 2020 AESS Early Career Award! The Annual AESS Early Career Award recognizes early career scholars for outstanding accomplishments, and promising future potential for research, policy, or activism in any field of environmental science and studies. Through this award, AESS honors individuals who are early in their careers, but have made contributions to knowledge, community and diversity in environmental studies and science, and have a career plan and trajectory that promise to continue and bolster such contributions.
The committee was impressed by Cassandra's emphasis on teaching, research, and community engagement. In particular, Cassandra had strong letters of support highlighting her excellence in student mentorship and her extraordinary efforts in communicating her work to a wider audience.