Music and environmental studies major Lily Zhang ‘23 is the winner of the 2023 Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition here at Wesleyan. When she’s not playing the piano, Lily enjoys scuba diving and freediving and is an enthusiastic amateur blackwater photographer. The opening reception for her COE photo exhibit, A Blackwater Dive, will take place at the College of the Environment, 284 High Street, on Friday, April 21, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
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zepeda ’23: making sense of the world through photography
Ezkoktin Tlalli (Veins of Earth), an exhibit by art studio and environmental studies major Nélida Samara Zepeda Mendoza ’23 will take place from April 25-30 at the Zilkha Gallery here on campus. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 26 from 4 to 6 pm. Learn more about Samara’s work!
bryan ’23: painting as ritual
Ritual, a senior capstone exhibit by art studio and environmental studies major Lex Bryan ’23 will take place from April 18-23 at the Zilkha Gallery here on campus. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 4 to 6 pm.
knit one, pearl two: crafting sea critters
Check out the creatures crocheted, knitted, and sewn by Wesleyan community members and view objects from the Joe Webb Peoples, George Brown Goode, and Archaeology & Anthropology collections in the Crafting Sea Critters: A Look at Oceanic Ecosystems exhibit, now showing through May 8 in Usdan, in the display case close to the box office.
our coe communications interns: covering all the good green news
This semester, we’ve had good fortune to welcome three new communications interns here at COE: Lia Franklin ’24, Amanda Morris ’24, and Ken Wu ’23. In just a few short months, Lia, Amanda, and Ken have covered myriad people, projects, events, and programs here at the COE. Learn more about all, below!
rogers-bursen joins coe as project coordinator
Malana Rogers-Bursen has joined the COE as project coordinator for the Robert F. Schumann Institute of the COE, a new position funded by the recent 5-year $2-million grant from the Robert F. Schumann Foundation to focus on the areas of food security, environmental justice, and sustainability.
surprises lead to learning for toner ’20
Katie Toner ’20 is a conservation easement steward at Heritage Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust based in southeastern Pennsylvania. Katie received her BA from Wesleyan in environmental studies and earth and environmental sciences.