Ayana Harscoet '21
A biology and environmental studies major with a minor in English, Ayana is passionate about conservation in all its interdisciplinary complexity, approaching conservation issues as an ecologist, writer, and activist. On campus, she organizes for climate justice with Bowdoin Sunrise, leads outing club trips, researches bumblebee behavior, works for the Sustainability Office, and co-leads the Naturalists, Multiracial Student Union, and Miscellania. A Doris Duke Conservation Scholar, Ayana seeks to understand the ways social inequities impact conservation practice and plans to pursue graduate study at the intersection of science communication, biocultural conservation, & environmental justice.
Margaret Lindeman '15
An earth and oceanographic science and mathematics double major, Margaret has received numerous academic honors from Bowdoin and beyond. Margaret is particularly interested in climate change science and, through her leadership positions with Green Bowdoin Alliance and Climate Awareness Movement Group, she is already working to educate the Bowdoin community. Margaret believes that all strategies and policies to address sea level rise must be based on reliable scientific data, and the Udall Scholarship recognizes her potential to be a leader in the environmental field. Margaret plans to pursue a Ph.D. and enter academia.
Erica Berry '14
As an English and environmental studies coordinate major, Erica is interested in applying her passion for narrative to environmental issues, believing that storytelling can teach where science fact alone falls short. She is an Editor-in-Chief of the Bowdoin Orient 2013-14, and has interned in media for the environmental nonprofit Oceana. The Udall Scholarship recognizes Erica's environmental leadership and commitment thus far, and endorses her vision for how journalism can broaden discourse about the intersections between man and environment.