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January 28, 2014
Deis Impact, Sunday: Nail Salon Worker Exposure Study, 4-5pm SCC Multipurpose Rm

January 19, 2014
Repair the World Fellows

December 24, 2013
Internship Special Edition

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Morgan Dashko '15

Hello! My name is Morgan and I am a senior majoring in environmental studies. My interests in environmental studies are vast, although I am particularly interested in the relationship between chemicals, the environment and our bodies. During the fall of 2013, I participated in the Environmental Health and Justice JBS program, and during the summer of 2013 I interned with Dwight Peavey doing integrated chemical management. Both opportunities allowed me to explore my interest in chemicals and have pushed me to learn more about their use. While I love learning about toxics, I am also interested in Spanish, cultural studies and occupational health. On campus, you might also see me teaching yoga, working at the Department of Student Activities or Brandeis Tickets. Always feel free to say hi! But if you don’t see me around, my inbox is constantly happy to see emails; whether you’re looking for advice, need to ask a question or complain, you can reach me at 

Esther Mann '15 esther mann

My name is Esther Mann, and I am a senior majoring in Environmental Studies, Neuroscience, and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I hope to be a doctor in the future and practice Oncology. On campus, I am a captain of the Brandeis Ski and Snowboard Team, I am a member of the Student Conduct Board, and I am in the Adagio Dance Company. I studied and performed field research in Bhutan this past summer and learned a lot about forestry, socioeconomic values, and ecological practices. Since I am looking to be an Oncologist, I am interested in the link between chemicals in our environments and cancer, but I have to admit that my favorite part of Environmental Studies is Ecology. I mean…who doesn’t love animals? Feel free to e-mail me at with any questions or concerns about the program, courses, study abroad, or if you have any YouTube videos of cute animals!