College of Science

Department of Applied Environmental Science

Spring 2022 Awardees

Congratulations to the Spring 2022 awardees from the Department of Applied Environmental Science! 

Headshot of Matthew McGee with a small rodent in his left chest pocket

Provost's Graduate Award for Exemplary Achievement

Matthew McGee, Environmental Science M.S.

The Provost’s Graduate Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement is awarded to a student who demonstrates exemplary achievement in their program; stands out personally and academically; contributes to the learning community of CSUMB as an academic role model and leader; and contributes to the learning and development of others.

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President's Award for Exemplary Student Achievement

Ethan Quaranta, Environmental Studies B.A.

The President’s Award for Exemplary Student Achievement is granted to one student who has best demonstrated the values and commitments of CSUMB and achieved all of the following:
Is a well-rounded student who has made notable contribution to a particular area of university life through depth of involvement and service as a student leader; and has participated actively as a positive agent of innovation and action, with demonstrated service to the campus community.


Wendy poses in a light blue dress with a bouquet of flowers

Outstanding Senior Award for Social Justice

Wendy Feng, Environmental Studies B.A. 

The Outstanding Senior Award for Social Justice is awarded to a student who coordinated or participated in a project with the objective of promoting equity or social justice and/or generated awareness; participated actively as a positive agent of change; and provided a service that benefited and/or improved the quality of life in local or other communities.


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Library Ethnic Studies Research Paper Award

Olivia Equinoa, Environmental Studies B.A.

Olivia Equinoa, an Environmental Studies major graduating in Spring 2023, has won the award for her paper "Decolonization in Higher Environmental Education." In Olivia's words, her paper "introduces the practice of decolonization and discusses the importance of implementing it in higher environmental education.