As part of our Earth Month 2021 program of virtual sustainability events this past spring semester, five distinguished alumni of Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies (SUST) program met via Zoom on Thursday, April 29th, to talk about their recent grad school experiences. Our panelists recounted their process of researching, selecting, and applying to a graduate program; what their time in graduate school has been like; and how their RU education prepared them for graduate study.
- Yessenia Balcazar (BA ’18), MA ’21 at University of IL Chicago (Urban Planning)
- Wilmarie Medina-Cortes (BA ’19), MA student at University of IL Chicago (Museum Studies)
- Lindsey Sharp (BA ’16), MA student at Wayne State University (Anthropology)
- Moses Viveros (BA ’17), MA and MBA (’20) graduate from Chatham University (Food Studies and Business Administration)
- Charlton Zimmerman (BA ’19), MPA student at University of Delaware (Public Administration)
Moderator: Dr. Mike Bryson, Professor and Director of Sustainability Studies, Roosevelt University’s College of Arts & Sciences
Link to Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/z1fOIjj20dQ
Yessenia Balcazar (BA ’18, MA ’21)
Wilmarie Medina-Cortes (BA ’19)
Lindsey Sharp (BA ’16)
Moses Viveros (BA ’17, MA + MBA ’20)
Charlton Zimmerman (BA ’19)
Since its founding in 2010 as the Chicago area’s first sustainability-focused bachelor’s degree, the SUST program’s more than 100 alumni have pursued a wide variety of career and graduate education pathways, community and environmental service projects, and creative endeavors.