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Senior Theses from 2018

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Potential for Climate Induced Methane Hydrate Dissociation, Graham MacWilliams

Senior Theses from 2017

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Quantifying Carbonyl Sulfide and Other Sulfur-Containing Compounds Over the Santa Barbara Channel, Julia Black

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Democracy in the Dark: An Energy Democracy Model Centering Property and People, Feby Boediarto

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From Yosemite to a Global Market: How Patagonia, Inc. has Created an Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Equitable Model of Supply-Chain Management, Mary-Clare Bosco

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Race, Class, and Gentrification Along the Atlanta BeltLine, Natalie Camrud

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White Privilege in Environmental Policy: An Analysis of Hazardous Waste Management and Operations in Southeast Los Angeles, Lindsey Chen

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Focusing Events in Environmental Policy: Exide Technologies, Aliso Canyon, and Industrial Health Crises in Southern California, Emily Chittick

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Edge of Town: Cultivating a Critical Design Discourse in the Liberal Arts, Dominique Chua

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Aquaponics Everywhere? An Exploration of a Growing Industry's Revolutionary Potential, Alexandra Harder

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Lost Opportunities: Ecuador's Yasuní ITT Initiative, Julianna Hitchins

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A Comparison of Indigenous and Western Land Management; Case Studies of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the East Bay Regional Park District, Kyle Jensen

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More Than Just a Glass Face: What Makes a "Green" or "Sustainable" Building, Exactly?, Kelli Kokame

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All Roads Lead to the Fair: How a 2022 Los Angeles World's Fair Would Accelerate the Implementation of Sustainable and Innovative Forms of Transportation, Isabella Levin

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Climate Change Adaptation for Southern California Groundwater Managers: A Case Study of the Six Basins Aquifer, Frank Lyles

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The Changing Geography of Poverty in the U.S. and Its Effect on Food Insecurity: A Closer Look at the Real “O.C.”, Mallory Mackey

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Social Sustainability: The Role of Ecotourism in Regenerating Cultural and Environmental Histories in Rio de Janeiro, Nia McAllister

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The Smaller Things in Life: A Utilitarian Analysis of Response to Antibiotic Resistant Microorganisms as a Sustainability Dilemma, Marcus McVane

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The Value of Waste: The Cycle of Products and Byproducts in Nepal’s Eastern Hills, Emily Moore

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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please: Transit Equity, Social Exclusion, and the New York City Subway, Taylor Novick-Finder

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Aedes aegypti and Dengue in the Philippines: Centering History and Critiquing Ecological and Public Health Approaches to Mosquito-borne Disease in the Greater Asian Pacific, Maria R. Pettis

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The Islands of the Sun and the Moon: Indigenous Community- Owned Tourism Development in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, Hannah Sands

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Drowning in Rising Seas: Navigating Multiple Knowledge Systems and Responding to Climate Change in the Maldives, Rachel Hannah Spiegel

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Soil Erosion Risk Factors and the Impacts of Diversification on Organic Strawberry Farms along California’s Central Coast, Kay Sterner

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Treble in the Environment: Incorporating Music into Environmental Education, Shinara Sunderlal

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Using Geospatial Analysis for High School Environmental Science Education: A Case Study of the Jane Goodall Institute's Community-Centered Conservation Approach, Madison G. Vorva

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The Wash: Uncovering Pomona College's Hidden Landscape, Madison G. Vorva, Nia P. McAllister, and Maria R. Pettis

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Sustaining Uber: Opportunities for Electric Vehicle Integration, David Wagner

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Roots of a Movement: Community Action and the Impact of Urban Agriculture in Chicago, Maia Welbel

Senior Theses from 2016

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What a Waste: Segregation and Sanitation in Brooklyn, New York in the post-WWII Era, Amanda T. Chang

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

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Locating Gendered Resistance: Interethnic Conflict, Environmental Disaster, and Feminist Leadership in Sri Lanka, Allison A. Donine

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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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Disasters Are Not, They Become: An Understanding of Social Vulnerability in the United States Gulf Coast with Respect to Hurricanes, Katherine Franklin

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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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The Price is Right: Investigating Net Metering Policies for Rooftop Solar in California, Jesse Honig

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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

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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

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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Parting the Green Curtain: Tracing Environmental Inequality in Portland, Oregon, Lindsay E. McCord

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Using Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequence (CAPS) Genetic Markers to Determine the Extent of Hybridization between Castilleja affinis and Castilleja mollis as a Mechanism for Adapting to Climate Change on Santa Rosa Island, Elizabeth Medford

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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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Dismantling Structural Inequality in the Inland Empire: Rebuilding Community from the Ground up at Huerta del Valle Garden, Jennifer E. Reyff

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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

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Faith in a Changing Planet: The Role of Religious Leaders in the Fight for a Livable Climate, Morissa Zuckerman

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