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Senior Theses from 2016

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Environmental Racism and the Movement for Black Lives: Grassroots Power in the 21st Century, Rickie Cleere

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Crowded: Population Pressures in San Francisco Bay Area National Park Service Properties, Caroline R. Ebinger

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E-Waste Recycling: The Dirty Trade Between the United States and China, Laura Edwards

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Food Rebellion: Contemporary Food Movements as a Reflection of Our Agrarian Past, James Gordon

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Christianity and the Development of Eco-Justice, Emily C. Hill

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All’s Whale that Ends Whale: How Correctly Identifying Antarctic-Feeding Grounds of Oceania Humpbacks Could Save an Endangered Population, Davey Holmes

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Whoever Controls Access to the Tap Collects Rent On It: How Nigeria’s Function as a Gatekeeper State Fostered Environmental Degradation by Transnational Corporations, Mayowa Ige

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You Are What You (Can) Eat: Cultivating Resistance through Food, Justice, and Gardens on the South Side of Chicago, Ida B. Kassa

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The Power of the Tower: Contesting History at Bear Lodge/Devils Tower National Monument, Anna Marie Kramer

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Ballot-Box Environmentalism across the Golden State: How Geography Influences California Voters’ Demand for Environmental Public Goods, William Skyler Lewis

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How Can We Have A Better Public Transportation System? –An Exploratory Agent Based Model, Boyu Liu

A Critical View of Contemporary Environmentalism: Pushing for Grassroots Struggle and Hope during an Era of Escalating Catastrophe, Sarah E. Lockwood

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A Critical View of Contemporary Environmentalism: Pushing for Grassroots Struggle and Hope during an Era of Escalating Catastrophe, Sarah E. Lockwood

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Increasing Energy Efficiency in Existing Residential Buildings: A Case Study of the Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP), Jenna Perelman

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A Clean Electricity Future: Assessing the Role of Wide-Area Power System Operations in Supporting Weather-Driven Renewable Energy in the U.S., Paul D. Picciano

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Vehicle to Grid: An Economic and Technological Key to California's Renewable Future, Jackson C. Rafter

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Water Markets and Climate Change Adaptation: Assessing the Water Trading Experiences of Chile, Australia, and the U.S. with Respect to Climate Pressures on Water Resources, Johanna M. Rayl

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Turning Waste into Compost in Napa, California, Liana D. Solis

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Environmental Justice in Remediation: Tools for Community Empowerment, Chihiro Tamefusa

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An Ecofeminist Critique of the Alternative Food Movement, Delia Ley Tyrrell

Senior Theses from 2015

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Listening to the Quiet Revolution: The Implications of Voluntary Simplicity for a Sustainable Society, Katherine M. Barton

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Discovery Islands, Earth Islands: The Theory and Practice of Island Imagery in Environmental Thought, Naomi A. Bosch

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A Tale of Two Cities: A Study of Oil's Influence on Houston, Nikki Lynn Chang

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Overburdened Women and Disempowered Men: Case Studies on Tanzania and Kenya's Rural Agro-pastoralist Communities, Anna Clabaugh

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Tiny Houses: Community and Dwelling, Evan Dion

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The Eco-Sustainable Initiative: A Case Study in and Evaluation of Eco-labeling, Chiara Dorigo

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A Call for Bioregional Governance in Cascadia: Shaping an Ecological Identity in the Land of Falling Waters, Molly D. Freed

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Pursuing the Preservation of Place: The Automobile’s Significance to Los Angeles’ Physical Character and the Opportunity for its Continued Existence, Spencer J. Fried

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The Future of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Brian Friel

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Post-disaster Transitional Housing for Displaced People, Yuqiao Guo

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The San Antonio Wash: Addressing the Gap Between Claremont and Upland, Benjamin C. Hackenberger

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Reforestation, Renewal, and the Cost of Coal: Opposing a Manichean Worldview in Central Appalachia, Elizabeth R. Hansen

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African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana) Conservation in Tanzania, Zoe M. Jacobs

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The Culture of Nature in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Allison Kerley

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An Examination of El Niño's and Agricultural Runoff's Effect on Harmful Algal Blooms and California Sea Lion (Zalophus Californianus) Health in Monterey Bay, Nadine Lafeber

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Roots Versus Wells: Grassroots Activism Against Fracking in New York and California, Shannon J. Leap

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The State of Sachets: Ghana’s Private Sector Solution to a Public Infrastructure Problem, Robert J. Little

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Chinese Medicine's Commercialization and its Social and Environmental Impact, Yi Luo

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Phthalates: Science, Advocacy, and Biomonitoring, Lauren Mitten

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The Natural Hair Movement as a Platform for Environmental Education, Joyce M. Nimocks

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Local Food Networks and the Power of Community, Lucia Nunez

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“A Give and A Take”: Lived Experiences in a Real Sharing Economy, Lauren F. Phipps

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San Diego’s Options for Alternate Sources of Water: A comparative analysis of water recycling and desalination as alternative methods to importing water, Alana O. Pokorny

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Immigrant Labor in Fish Processing in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia and Current Undocumented Labor, Adi D. Salinas Ferreira

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Ensuring Our Future or Sowing the Seeds of Our Own Destruction? Crop Insurance and Water Use in Texas, Michael Shapiro

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Running on Empty: Investigating the Production and Consumption Paradox of Biofuel Policy in the United States, Lily Simon

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Moving Towards a Greener Future: An Investigation of How Transit-Oriented Development Has the Potential to Redefine Cities Around Sustainability, Margaret E. Smith

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A Comparative Analysis of Bicycle Cultures in the United States and the Netherlands, Sydney Stephenson

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Bridging the Blue-Green Divide: The Role of Environmental NGOs in Tackling Environmental Problems in Taiwan, Yttrium Sua

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Implementing (Environmental) Justice: Equity and Performance in California's S.B. 535, Meagan Tokunaga

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Looking Beyond Fossil Fuel Divestment: Combating Climate Change in Higher Education, Robin Xu

Senior Theses from 2014

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Climate Change Leaders and Laggards: An Analysis of Initiatives in China, the United States, and California, and Their Potential for Collaboration, Taryn Akiyama

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“It’s Like We Are Free”: An Analysis of Soccer-Based Programming in a California Prison, Lillian S. Barrett-O'Keefe

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Connecting Urban Residents to Their Watershed with Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A case study of Thornton Creek in Seattle, Washington, Lisa A. Beem

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Cultivating Human-Nature Relationships: The Role of Parents and Primary Caregivers in Development of Environmental Identity, Anne E. Bremer

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Missing Voices, Hidden Fields: The Gendered Struggles of Female Farmworkers, Keiko A. Budech

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Radical Housewife Activism: Subverting the Toxic Public/Private Binary, Emma Foehringer Merchant

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Where Design Meets Occupant Engagement: Studying the Importance of Occupant Engagement for Green Buildings, LEED and Pomona College, Chelsea Fried

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Fossil Fuel Divestment: The Power and Promise of a Student Movement for Climate Justice, Jessica Grady-Benson

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Making the Desert Bloom: Landscape Photography and Identity in the Owens Valley American West, Kaily A. Heitz

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Energy Storage in the Golden State: An Analysis of the Regulatory and Economic Landscape., Ryan H. Higgins

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Urban Farm and Community Garden Hybrid Models: A Case Study of the Huerta del Valle Community Garden, Leah Hochberg

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Factors of Success in Beekeeping Development Projects and Their Application to South Africa’s Beekeeping Industry, Deirdre Lee

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The Pacific Crest Trail: A History of America’s Relationship with Western Wilderness, Jenn Livermore

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Implementing Green Roofs on Movie Theaters and Shopping Centers: Business Cases in Profitable Sustainability, Ryan J. Miller

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Spreading The Char: The Importance of Local Compatibility in the Diffusion of Biochar Systems to the Smallholder Agriculture Community Context, Laura C. V. Munoz

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Biodynamic Agriculture: A Valuable Alternative to the Industrial Farming System, Eden K. Olsen

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Fish and Fruit for Food Justice Success, Nickelle A. Raschick

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The Reclamation of Public Parks: An Analysis of Environmental Justice in Los Angeles, Allison Rigby

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Earth, Air, Water, Oil: Regulating Fracking in the Monterey Shale with Health and Environment in Mind, Gideon J. Salzman-Gubbay

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Evaluating the Potential Risks and Rewards in the Implementation of a REDD+ Policy in Uganda, Sage Schaftel

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Farming: It's Not Just for Farmers Anymore, Jennifer Schmidt

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Let's Not Eat Alone: A Search for Food Security Justice, Emma Shorr

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A Discussion of the Impact of Political and Economic Forces on Equitable Access to Potable Water in Ecuador and Recommendations for Improvement through Better Watershed Management, Eliza States

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Wetlands and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes: Causes and Effects of Climate Change – A Meta-Analysis, Robert E. Ventura

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A Study of Post-Fire Recovery in Invaded Coastal Sage Scrub at the Bernard Field Station, Dana Marie Von Schaumburg

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AB 32 and SB 375: Investigating Land Use and Transportation Policy on a Regional and Local Scale, Caroline Vurlumis

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Images for a Nation: The Role of Conservation Photography in American Environmentalism, Nathaniel W. Yale

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Reconsidering Firmitas: Durability as an Integral Function of the Sustainably Built Environment, Katherine P. Yzurdiaga

Senior Theses from 2013

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The Concrete River: Industry, Race, and Green Justice on the Banks of the Los Angeles River, Carolyn M. Angius

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Decolonizing Ecology Through Rerooting Epistemologies, Lauren M. Bitter

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School Gardens: Reconnecting Children with Nature and Food, Alyssa M. Boyle

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Living in Place On the Globe: Analyzing Narrative and Opinion Responses of Sixteen Tropical Interviewees to Understand Environmental Realities, Aleksandra Bril

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Public Land and Its Management: Why the Research Is Not Enough, Corinne Calhoun

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Agency Decision-Making for Climate Change: Cost-Benefit Analysis, the Precautionary Principle, and the Bounds of Rationality, Laura Carr

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Justified By Faith: The Upper Susquehanna Lutheran Synod and the Pennsylvania Natural Gas Fracking Controversy, Lena R. Connor

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'Clean Energy' At What Cost?, Rachel E. Conrad

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Sustainable Urban Rail Trails: Designing the Cross Kirkland Corridor, Mia Cooledge

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Fertile Lands and Bodies: Connecting the Green Revolution, Pesticides, and Women’s Reproductive Health, Sarah M.K. Cycon

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Cooking up a Course: Food Education at Pomona College, Christina A. Cyr

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Designing Affordable Housing for Adaptability: Principles, Practices, & Application, Micaela R. Danko

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Conserving Fish and Forests: Community Involvement and Its Limits in Resource Management On the Island of Hawai'i, Amber W. Datta

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Co-Management and the Fight for Rural Water Justice: Learning from Costa Rican ASADAS, Kristin B. Dobbin

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A New Commons: Considering Community-Based Co-Management for Sustainable Fisheries, Charlotte L. Dohrn

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Altering the Urban Frontier: Gentrification and Public Parks in New York City, Sarah E. Evers

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Handcraft and Environmental Knowledge: Mapuche Women Weavers, Priscilla Pambana Gutto Bassett

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Currents of Change: An Urban and Environmental History of the Anacostia River and Near Southeast Waterfront in Washington, D.C., Emily C. Haynes

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Social Entrepreneurship: The Ideal Business for Humanity and the Economy, Maya D. Horgan

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Environmental Economics: A Case Study for the Big Cottonwood Canyon Watershed, Robert Hull

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Fruitful Communities: Evaluating the History and Impacts of TreePeople’s Fruit Tree Program, Kayla B. Imhoff