CU-Boulder Graduates

2024 ENVS Commencement Speaker

July 24, 2023

We would love your feedback about who you would like to hear speak at our 2024 ENVS Commencement. Take a moment and fill out the following survey with as many suggestions as you have and we'll see what we can do!

Angela Y. Davis

Angela Y. Davis to address CU Boulder environmental studies graduates

May 17, 2023

On Friday, May 12th, ENVS marked the end of the 2022-2023 academic year by celebrating graduates of the BA, MSc, and PhD ENVS program, and MS in the MENV program with a commencement ceremony where Angela Y. Davis addressed the crowd. Read more here about the proflific speaker.

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...

Urban Forestry and Urban Greening

Two ENVS PhD grads investigate tension between gentrification and greening of cities

March 13, 2023

Greening cities has many environmental and social benefits, but it may also price out lower income individuals and bolster gentrification. Last month, two ENVS PhD graduates, Ashby Lavelle Sachs and Angela Boag, along with co-author, Austin Troy, published a study in the Journal of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening investigating...


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...

Debating Divestment

ENVS PhD student joins panel to dive into fossil fuel divestment

March 7, 2023

Last week, ENVS PhD student Devon Reynolds , joined a panel of finance and social responsiblity experts to discuss the arguments surrounding divesting from fossil fuels. Fossil fuel companies have been some of the most consistently profitable businesses over the last century, which is why universities and other large organizations...


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...

Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar Keynote

Second annual Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar Keynote speaker, Dr. Katherine Wilkinson gave inspiring climate lecture last week

Feb. 6, 2023

Just a few pictures from the wonderful presentation and conversation by Dr Katherine Wilkinson last week at the Fiske Planetarium. Dr. Wilkinson gave the 2nd annual Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar Keynote lecture for ENVS, and an inspiring and thoughtful discussion on how everyone can play a role to fight climate...