Environmental Science, a Multi-Disciplinary Approach [VIDEO]

2 people working outside for their environmental science course.

Environmental science majors integrate the foundations of biology, chemistry, physics and other core STEM disciplines with their understanding of environmental issues. In this video, we hear from Kriish Hate, a recent environmental science graduate. Kriish grew up in Mumbai, India, in proximity to the industries, which led directly to his professional goals today: Environmental science […]

Meet Jenna Grace: the Triple Major Making a Difference in Environmental Conservation

Jenna Grace is posing inside of the Scotland Run Nature Center, wearing a gray sweater, looking into a tank

Today, we hear from graduating senior Jenna Grace, a triple major in Community & Environmental Planning, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and Geography, all within the School of Earth & Environment. From Stratford, NJ (Camden County), Jenna works at Scotland Run Nature Trail in Gloucester County, NJ. What is your experience like with being a triple major? […]

Rowan University Student Zachary Rouhas on the Joint Degree Program That Pairs Environmental Studies with an MBA

Today we feature Zachary Rouhas, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Environment and Sustainability Studies and a master’s degree in Sustainable Business. through an accelerated 4+1 program — the first of its kind in the state. Zachary, a veteran of the U.S. Army, discusses his journey to becoming a student within the accelerated program, his future […]

Saxbys’ Experiential Learning Platform [VIDEO]

Juliana poses in front of Saxbys.

The Saxbys’ SCEO manages all aspects of the café under the company’s core pillars of financial management, team development, and community leadership. “It’s experiential, which means that you learn it by doing. You don’t need any background in business management. The opportunity is going to open so many doors for you in the future,” says […]

From TikTok Dreams to Reality: A Summer to Remember in Lake Powell, Arizona

Sofia DiCastelnuovo, a senior Biological Sciences major with a minor in Sustainability Science, shares how she went from scrolling on TikTok in New Jersey to spending a full summer in Lake Powell, Arizona.  If you are looking for a sign to travel: this story is for you. Sofia DiCastelnuovo is a transfer student from another […]

A Look Inside the Rowan Men’s Club Lacrosse Team

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Today we feature three members of the Men’s Club Lacrosse team as they share their experiences and touch upon why Rowan Men’s Club Lacrosse is a great extracurricular to participate in. Participating in sports at the high school level is important to students as it fuels their competitive edge, allows individuals to make new friends, […]

Senior Reflects: 4+1 Student Mia Fondacaro

Mia stands in front of Bunce Hall.

Mia Fondacaro recently graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences through the Combined Advanced Degree 4+1 program (CADP) along with minors in Sustainable Studies and Psychology. She is now working toward her master’s degree in STEM education. She reflects on her time at Rowan and offers some advice to incoming students. Could you please share your favorite moment with a […]

#PROFspective: ESS Major, Athlete and Activist Ayanna Johnson

Today we speak with Ayanna Johnson, a junior Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ESS) major under the School of Earth and Environment. She comes from Ewing, NJ in Mercer County and is the captain of the Women’s Basketball Team. She also participates in We Are One Team, Social Justice Action, and OWL (Outstanding Women Leaders) Group. […]

Leadership #PROFspective: Ayanna Johnson on Speaking Up as a Woman in Sports

Ayanna sits down and leans against a bench on campus.

Today, we speak with Ayanna Johnson, captain of the Women’s Basketball Team and an active member of We Are One Team, Social Justice Action Committee, and Rowan Athletics’ OWL (Outstanding Women Leaders) Group. Ayanna is an Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ESS) major from Ewing, NJ (Mercer County).  This story is part of a series spotlighting […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Environmental and Sustainability Studies JoAnna Contarino

JoAnna standing in between a a tree.

Today we feature first-generation college student and recent December 2020 graduate JoAnna Contarino from Elk Township, NJ (Burlington County). JoAnna is a Environmental & Sustainability Studies major and transfer from Rowan College of South Jersey. She has minors in Ethics, Planning, Political Science and a Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Environmental Policy & Economics. Tell […]

3 Environment and Sustainability Studies Majors Share What Excites Them About Their Major

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Today, we speak to three Environment and Sustainability Studies majors from Rowan’s School of Earth and Environment about what gets them excited about their major. “I want to say that I am making a difference or at least attempting to. I am an environmental and sustainability major and there are a lot of issues revolving […]

Madison Hayes Shares Insight On Being A GIS And ESS Major

Madison sitting near a lake.

Today we feature senior Madison Hayes, a Geographical Information Systems and Environmental and Sustainability Studies major with a minor in planning. Madison is a first-generation college student from Hopewell, New Jersey (Mercer County) who transferred from Lebanon Valley College. How did you become interested in this major? After transferring home to be a commuter I […]

3 Geographical Information Systems Majors Share Their WOW Moment

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Today, we speak to three Geographical Information Systems (GIS) majors and seniors from Rowan’s School of Earth and Environment about when they knew this was the right major for them. “I like [this] department as a whole because of the sense of community that it provides. Because we are a small department I have gotten […]

#PROFspective: Senior Environmental and Sustainability Studies Major Taylor Melillo

Taylor Melillo in front of a sunset on the water.

Today we speak with Taylor Melillo, a senior Environmental and Sustainability Studies major within the School of Earth and Enviroment. She also has three minors in Geographical Information Science, Sustainable Built Environments, and Community & Environmental Planning at Rowan. Taylor is from Brick, NJ (Ocean County) and has lived on campus all four years. Taylor […]

Senior Reflects: Geographical Information Science Major Jonathan Sharp

An aerial view of land and water mass

Today we feature Jonathan Sharp, a Geographical Information Science major from Pilesgrove, NJ (Salem County). Jonathan transferred to Rowan from Anne Arundel Community College, and before social distancing in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, he commuted to campus.  Could you share your favorite social memory?  Socially the place to be in the department […]

Meet #Rowan2024: Environmental & Sustainability Studies Major Aarushi Gupta

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Today we feature incoming freshman Aarushi Gupta, an Environmental & Sustainability Studies major from Marlton, NJ (Burlington County) who plans to live on campus.  What are a few things you are looking forward to next year at Rowan?I’m looking forward to decorating my dorm room the most! I’m also very excited to meet new people […]

#PROFspective: Biology Major Sarah Sosa

Rowan biology major Sarah Sosa outside Rowan Boulevard Apartments

Name: Sarah Sosa Major: Biology Minors or concentration: Environmental Studies and Environmental and Sustainability Studies Year: Junior Hometown and County: Elizabeth, NJ (Union County) Resident: Rowan Boulevard Apartments Academic Clubs: Pre-Vet Club, REAL Club Tell us about your travel home up to North Jersey and how you get there using public transportation:  The first time […]

#PROFspective: Environmental Studies Major Meghin Rollins

Today, we speak with Meghin Rollins, a senior environmental studies major from Carney’s Point, NJ (Salem County) who commutes. Meghin will share her #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how she’s getting the most out of her college experience as a Rowan Prof. Name: Meghin Rollins Major: Environmental Studies […]

First Year Voices: Joshua Masucci

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“Rowan has been very accepting, the people here are very open. It’s like a big campus, but feels small and everything is close together,” Joshua Masucci, environmental studies major, Nutley, NJ (Essex County). Like what you see? Come visit us! VISIT CAMPUS​​ Enter for a chance to win a Rowan t-shirt! Email RowanBlog [at] rowan.edu […]

Rowan Playa Bowls & Stunited: Student Businesses Create and Collaborate

Stunited bowl in Playa Bowls

On a spring day just before final exams, one of the newest student-managed businesses added to the Rowan Boulevard, Playa Bowls, and student-developed business Stunited joined together for a day of creation, collaboration and promotion. “I’m a huge fan of Playa Bowls and when I heard they were coming to Rowan, I thought this would be […]

Faculty PROFile: Jordan P. Howell, Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Professor Jordan Howell outside the Student Center

Jordan P. Howell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Program Coordinator: Environmental & Sustainability Studies Department/College: Geography, Planning & Sustainability; in the School of Earth & Environment His website: users.rowan.edu/~howellj His Degrees: Ph.D., Geography – Michigan State University, 2013 M.S., Geography – Michigan State University, 2010 B.A., Anthropology – College of William & Mary, 2008 What is your […]

#PROFspective: Environmental and Sustainability Studies Major Katie Elliott

Katie standing outside of the Rec Center

Today, we speak with Katie Elliot, a senior environmental and sustainability studies major from Hopewell (Mercer County), NJ, who rents an apartment off campus. Katie will share her #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how she’s getting the most out of her college experience as a Rowan […]

#PROFspective: Environmental and Sustainability Studies Major Ryan Hamblin

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Today, we speak with Ryan Hamblin, a senior environmental and sustainability studies major from Hillsborough (Somerset County), NJ, who rents a house off campus. Ryan will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he’s getting the most out of his college experience as a Rowan […]