Environmental Studies Student Profiles

The Voinovich School’s Environmental Studies program offers students a unique, multidisciplinary approach to environmental issues, particularly the ecology of Appalachia. For example, Nathan Daniel, MSES 12’, conducted a thesis on reintroducing American chestnut trees into the forests of southeast Ohio, testing whether they would survive after being almost entirely wiped out by the chestnut blight in the preceding years. Mary Alexis Leciejewski, MSES 12’, most appreciated the personal attention from professors, the experiential curriculum and the sense of community she found with others in the program.