Sebastián Dueñas Ocampo

ENVS PhD Candidate Sebastián Dueñas Ocampo receives the Excellence in Research Award 2023

April 27, 2023

ENVS PhD Candidate, Sebastian Dueñas Ocampo , has been selected by the ENVS Graduate Committee to receive the Excellence in Research Award 2023. The committee highlighted his past accomplishments as a scholar, his range of interdisciplinary expertise, and his commitment to engaged and relevant scholarship. Congratulations!

Denise Fernandes

ENVS PhD Candidate, Denise Fernandes, awarded Spring 2023 GPTI Teaching Recognition Award

April 27, 2023

ENVS is excited to announce that PhD candidate, Denise Fernandes , has been awarded the Spring 2023 GPTI Teaching Recognition Award! Denise has taught in the writing and rhetoric program for almost the entirety of her tenure at CU Boulder ENVS. Last academic year, in tandem with Assistant Professor, Karen...


ENVS PhD candidate has a front row seat to the passage of an historic UN treaty to conserve the High Seas

March 10, 2023

ENVS PhD candidate, Emily Nocito , had a front row seat to the passage of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement earlier this week. The following is an account of her experience studying the negotiation and passage of BBNJ over the last 6 years, and her summary of the...


ENVS PhD candidate and professor present at international conference on marine protected areas

Feb. 10, 2023

This week ENVS PhD candidate, Emily Nocito , and Assistant Professor, Cassandra Brooks , presented at the 5th annual International Marine Protected Area Congress ( #IMPAC5 ) in Vancouver, BC. IMPAC is a global forum that brings together scientists, government officials, conservation managers, and many more to inform and act...

Colorado Today

Recent ENVS PhD graduate and Professor find link between childhood trauma and civic environmental engagement

Feb. 8, 2023

ENVS recent PhD graduate, Dr. Urooj Raja and her advisor in ENVS, Professor Amanda Carrico , just published an amazing study in Nature Scientific Reports , linking childhood trauma to civic environmental engagement. The study uses survey data to understand what kind of experiences could predict environmental engagement. The outstanding...

Waverly Eichhorst

ENVS PhD student discusses what the next options could be to boost adoption of cultivated meat

Jan. 30, 2023

ENVS PhD student, Waverly Eichhorst , recently published a discussion of cultivated meat and persisting scientific challenges that could prevent the wide-scale commercialization of cultivated meat products through the Breakthrough Institute. Full piece here.

CU Boulder Today

ENVS PhD grad and professor show that indigenous land rights help reduce deforestation in Brazil

Jan. 26, 2023

Recent ENVS PhD graduate, Rayna Benzeev, and ENVS Professor, Peter Newton , published a landmark study in the journal PNAS Nexus today titled, "Formalizing tenure of Indigenous lands improved forest outcomes in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil." The research, which is part of Dr. Benzeev's doctoral work in ENVS shows...

Emily Nocito and Virginia Weiskopf

ENVS PhD and Undergraduate Honors Student head to the United Nations to research marine conservation

Sept. 16, 2022

Senior Virginia Weiskopf and PhD candidate Emily Nocito, both in environmental studies, head to the United Nations to research marine conservation, as the last stages of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction treaty negotiated.

Margaret Hegwood

ENVS PhD student, Margaret Hegwood, spreading the word on alternative proteins

Sept. 16, 2022

Have you noticed the alternative protein options popping up in your grocery store and wondered to yourself, how is this made? You're not the only one, and ENVS PhD student, Margaret Hegwood , is helping shed some light on these questions. Check out the advisor interview here , with

Invisible Disruptions

ENVS PhD Candidate, Denise Fernandes, publishes photography book, Invisible Disruptions, from NEST grant

Funded by NEST, CU Boulder, and written by Denise Fernandes (ENVS) and Shelby McAuliffe (former Art and Art History Student) the photography book Invisible Disruption looks at ways in which different political, cultural,social,and economic forces produce invisible disruptions at hydraulic fracturing sites in Colorado.