Welcome to our first Loyola University New Orleans Environment Program newsletter. The faculty, staff, and students in our program are making an impact, and we want everyone to know about it! We also know that networking is often the key to success in any city, but this is especially true in New Orleans. So please read and share our good news. You never know how your Loyola connections can work in your favor! While 2020 is nothing like we imagined, our faculty and students have continued to be productive in creative and innovative ways. We hope you will read on and learn about how we are making a difference in the environmental field.
Remember– wherever your passions have taken you, we would love to know what each of our graduates is doing. Take care and keep in touch as you continue to go forth and set the world on fire!
–Dr. Aimée K. Thomas
2020 Capstone Experience
The 2020 Environment Program graduates worked hard to enhance their on-campus curriculum through their capstone experiences. To earn a degree from the Environment Program, each student must complete a project which further develops their skills as a scholar. Some students choose to conduct novel research while others choose internships.
2020 Student Awards
Three graduating seniors received environmental science program awards in 2020. These included one award for Most Outstanding Environment Major Research, one for Most Outstanding Environment Major Service, and one for Most Outstanding Environment Minor Service.
Click below to find out what our alumni and faculty members are up to!
Environmental Law Opportunities at Loyola
Loyola Law initiated two new exciting programs this year - a Master of Environmental Law and a joint J.D./Master of Laws in Environmental Law. Both are designed to offer advanced degrees for students interested in careers focused on environmental law and policy.
There are a wide range of career opportunities within these fields in government, small and large businesses, non-profits, and even creative entrepreneurial options. Some examples include: policy analysis and research, environmental education and advocacy, regulatory and legislative design, environmental project management, technical assistance to government agencies for planning and strategy, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and independent and political consulting, among many others.
Environmental Law is an umbrella for many different areas of expertise – from clean air and water, to land use and urban planning. You can focus your education and future career on your own areas of interest. Loyola alumni may be eligible for scholarships and auto-admission, depending on their undergraduate major and GPA.