MES News & Updates

Alexis Haifley, 2018 Cohort

After completing my undergrad in Criminal Justice, I worked several jobs in government service and the non-profit sector before moving to Olympia and getting a job with the state. I currently work full time, so when school is in session I'm definitely limited on my free time. However, during summer break I enjoy traveling, hiking, scuba diving, and reading books for fun.

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Halloween in Case Studies

Halloween treats

Early this year, I moved into a cute little house near an elementary school, and I was so excited even then for the prospect of Halloween. For the first time in my life, I would live somewhere that actually got trick or treaters!

Alas, my dream of opening the door to cute, clever, and scary costumes all night long was not meant to be. I am a grad student who takes night classes, one of which unfortunately happened to fall on Halloween.

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The Role of Tribes in Environmental Stewardship: Reflections from First-Year MES Students

A group of people on a beach on a sunny day smiling at the camera.

Students in our first core program, Conceptualizing our Regional Environment, wrote essays synthesizing course material on Native American history, tribal resource management, and traditional ecological knowledge. For part of the assignment, students reflected on their experiences from a three-day field trip to the Olympic Peninsula, where we learned about environmental stewardship by the Lower Elwha-Klallam, Makah, and Quileute tribes. Here are some highlights of their experiences.

 

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Theory to Practice: Graduate Program Alumni at Return to Evergreen

A panel of four people, one person talks into a microphone and the other pay attention to them.

As Assistant Director of the Master of Environmental Studies Program, my favorite parts of my job are when I’m working with students and alumni. This fall, I had the great pleasure of seeing several former MES students (some of whom I worked with as they completed the program) become a next generation of awesome MES alumni at this fall’s Return to Evergreen event.

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The 'thin green line" - MES Faculty Shawn Hazboun publishes paper on perceptions of the fossil fuel industry

Six people walk through a port in Longview, WA. One person points into the distance.

MES faculty Dr. Shawn Hazboun has recently published a paper about public perceptions of fossil fuels export in Washington State. The paper, titled “A left coast ‘thin green line’? Determinants of public attitudes toward fossil fuel export in the Northwestern United States,” presents the results of a survey she conducted of 960 Washingtonians regarding their support or opposition toward, familiarity with, and risk perceptions about the transportation and shipment of oil, natural gas, and coal through Washington State.

 

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