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Senior Theses from 2020

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Plastics Derived From Derelict Fishing Gear in the Arctic: Looking at Sustainable Fisheries for a Strategy of Mitigation, Remediation and Prevention in Iceland and Alaska, Natalie S. Armstrong

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The Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary: An Exploration of Changing the Discourse on Conservation, Arielle Ben-Hur

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Unaccepted Streets in Bayview Hunters Point: Addressing Spatial Injustice Through Public Open Space, Clare Blackwell

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Development of Discourse and Criteria in Green Building, Ben Bronstein

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The Living Community Challenge: An unCase Study in Biophilic Master Planning, Jordan Grimaldi

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The Continued Legacy of German Naturalness Contextualized Within a Fraught History and Issues of Inclusion, Eleanor Grosse

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Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Reconsidering Our Paradigm of Water Pollution, Jonathan Gunasti

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Urban Renewal or Urban Legend? Re-Historicizing Human-River Relationships Disrupted by Displacement Before and Now in Los Angeles, Jamie Sophia Helberg

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Towards a Resilient Future: Federal Policies for Adapting the U.S. Coasts to Climate Change, Samuel Horowitz

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A Dirty Renewable: How Trash Incineration Became Classified as Renewable Energy, Emma Hsu

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Migration and Women’s Relationships to the Land and Food in Myanmar, Allison Joseph

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Equity, Education, and Emergency: Examining Social Resilience Building Pilot Programs, Methods, and Successes in Massachusetts Communities, Mia Kania

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Foster Rhodes Jackson and the Visual Conquest of the West, Eve Kaufman

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Enlivening Spaces for the Dead: The Relevance of Cemeteries in the 21st Century, Caroline Koh Smith

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Finding and Fighting for a Future of Bicycles in Boise, Idaho, Kyle Lenhart-Wees

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Climate Translators: Broadcast New's Contribution to the Political Divide over Climate Change in the United States, Dylan V. Macy

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PRESENT AND PASSIONATE: A Critical Analysis of Asian American Involvement in The United States Environmental Justice Movement, Emily M. Ng

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Shrimp Farming in Thailand: A pathway to Sustainability, Warinyupa Phornprapha

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Rights, Water, and Guardians: How Rights of Nature Movements are Reshaping our Current Environmental Ethics and What These Policies Need to be Successful, Megan Schmiesing

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Kibble Me This: The Scientific and Cultural Debate Over Boutique, Exotic, and Grain-Free Canine Nutrition, Anne Shalamoff

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Rethinking Livability in Megacities: Applications of Jane Jacobs’ Theories on Tokyo and Los Angeles, Kirara Tsutsui

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Climate Policies From California and New York, Catherine Ward

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An Examination of the Wrongful Exploitation of Mexican Farmworkers in the United States, Eva N. Wertimer

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ENVIRONMENT IN CRISIS: SEEKING AN AFROFUTURIST PERSPECTIVE, Simone Wolynski

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Re-Imagining Nature in Dense, High Rise Urban Environment: the Present and Future of Green Building Infrastructure in Singapore, Claire Yi

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Paraisong Nawala: Exploring Sustainable Ecotourism in the Philippines, Samantha Barrios Yu

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Anti-Colonial Foodways: Food Sovereignty in Post-Katrina New Orleans, Clara Zervigon

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Situating Asian American Environmental (In)Justices through Radical History Walking Tours, Yuxin Zhou

Senior Theses from 2019

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Best Practices to Encourage Landfill Diversion in Waste Management Programs, Sondra Abruzzo

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Why CSAs Matter: (re)localizing for people-based food networks, Gretchen Alexander

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Campaigning on an Environmental Justice Platform: Irmalinda Osuna for Upland City Council, District 3, Jenny Bekenstein

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The Homecoming of the Negro Spirit: Black Spiritual Intelligence as a Structural Form of Intelligence, Quincy Brown

Women in the Wage Economy: A New Gendered Division of Labor Amongst the Inuit, Hannah Buehler

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The Sea Turtle as a Marketing Symbol for the Anti-Plastics Movement, Hannah Chiu

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Changing Oceanic Conditions on The Foraging Patterns of Cassin’s Auklets, Ptychoramphus aleuticusChanging Oceanic Conditions on The Foraging Patterns of Cassin’s Auklets, Ptychoramphus aleuticus, Clare Flynn

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Shizen Nōhō: Restoring the Relationship Between Food, Nature, and People in Japan, Katharine Graham

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The Mark of the Japanese Murrelet (Synthliboramphus wumizusume): A study of song and stewardship in Japan’s Inland Sea, Charlotte Hyde

Progressive and Conservative Efforts in Climate Change Flood Adaptation: A Study of Four Coastal States, Caroline jaeger

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Island Invasion: The Silent Crisis in Hawaii, Sophia Janssen

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Exploring Transit-Based Environmental Injustices in San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles, Bailey Lai

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Fragile Oceans, Synthetic Flotsam and Microbial Collaboration – Explorations in the Visual Communication of the Plastic Crisis, Ivan Langesfeld

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Pedal to the Metal: Accelerating the Transition to Electric Vehicles, Nicole Larson

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South of Sacramento: an Implementation and Effectiveness Analysis of Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Zaidee H. Laughlin

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Radioactive Contamination, Superfund Remediation, and Green Gentrification in San Francisco’s Hunters Point, Lawrie Mankoff

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Landlocked Landfills and the Invasion of Waste: Environmental Injustice as seen in Solid Waste Management in Rural Alaskan Villages, Kate McWilliams

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From Cars to Complete Streets: Integrating Bicycles Into Seattle's Transportation Network, Natalie Quek

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Desde el barrio hasta afuera, From the Neighborhood Out: Building Sustainable Cities and Empowering Latinx Communities in Southern California through Asset-Based Community Development, Vannesa Reyes Salazar

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Facilitating Experience through Fabrication and Blue Biophilic Design, Teague Scanlon

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Let's Get Sorted: The Path to Zero Waste at Pomona College, Sara Sherburne

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How can California Best Promote Electric Vehicle Adoption? The Effect of Public Charging Station Availability on EV Adoption, Viraj Singh

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Mapping Development in Cameroon: Challenging Dominant Narratives, Hannah Skutt

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Belonging While Black at Lake Merritt: The Black Spatial Imaginary and Place-Making in Oakland, CA, Betel Solomon Tesfamariam

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In the Eye of the Storm: Houston after Hurricane Harvey, Brandon Tolentino-Serrano

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Restoring Reciprocity: Indigenous Knowledges and Environmental Education, Mireya Valencia

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Farm to Label: A Critique of Consumer Activism in the Sustainable Food Movement, Olivia Whitener

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On the Brink of Extinction: The Fate of the Pacific Northwest's Southern Resident Killer Whales, Sabrina Wilk

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Mapping Land Use Around the San Francisco Bay: A Look at Environmental Justice through S. F. Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s Permitting History, Aviva R. Wolf-Jacobs

Senior Theses from 2018

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An Assessment of the Sharing Economy and Its Policy Solutions Through the Lens of Sustainability, Chloe An

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Conserving the San Gabriels: A Historical Analysis of the Management of the San Gabriel Mountains, Jack Carroll

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Unity in Difference: an Exploration of Spatial Justice and Environmental Justice in Los Angeles, Minah Choi

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Using Renewable Energy to Increase Tribal Sovereignty: A Feasibility Study for a Biomass Energy Plant on the Cocopah Reservation, Lauren Katrina D'Souza

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Restoration of Mauri (Life-Force) to Ōkahu Bay: Investigation of a Community Driven Restoration Process, Emily Freilich

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Restoration of Mauri (Life-Force) to Okahu Bay: Investigation of the Cultural, Social, and Environmental Restoration, Emily Freilich

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Sustainable End-of-Life Management for Photovoltaic Waste in California, Taylor Haas

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Indigenous-led Resistance to Environmental Destruction: Methods of Anishinaabe Land Defense against Enbridge's Line 3, Charlotte Degener Hughes

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Unearthing the Past: Concretions of the Jurassic Fernie Formation, Fiona Käch

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Potential for Climate Induced Methane Hydrate Dissociation, Graham MacWilliams

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Colonialism and its Aftermaths in Vieques, Puerto Rico: How U.S. Hegemony Led to Contamination, a Superfund Site, and Local Mistrust, Kaya Mark

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Stagnant Nuclear Energy Policy in France: An Issue of Environmental Justice, Emma McElroy

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Green Looks Good on You: The Rhetoric and Moral Identity of Conscious Consumption Blogs, Abigail O'Brien

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Designing For The Continued Survival Of Wildlife: A Case Study On Wildlife Habitat Design In Australia's Alice Springs Desert Park, Maia M. Presti

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Stormwater Capture in the Built Watershed: Fostering Public Awareness of Water Conservation Through a Parcel-level Approach to Stormwater Management, Benjamin Rigby

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Closing the Loop: Exploring IKEA’s Transition to the Circular Economy, Alexandra Seidel

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Prisons, Policing, and Pollution: Toward an Abolitionist Framework within Environmental Justice, Ki'Amber Thompson

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Nationalizing Nature: A Critique of the English National Trust Interpretation of Stowe Landscape Garden, Sarah Whitney

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Nationalizing Nature: A Critique of the English National Trust Interpretation of Stowe Landscape Garden, Sarah Whitney

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A Comparison of Historic Preservation and Project Planning: Suzhou and Pasadena, Yijing Zhang

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A Comparison of Historic Preservation and Project Planning: Suzhou and Pasadena, Yijing Zhang

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Sustainability-Efficiency Paradox: The Efficacy of State Energy Plans in Building a More Sustainable Energy Future, Austin Zimmerman

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