Dakota Ennis
Environmental Science major
Class of 2019
President of the Suffolk Environmental Club

“I love the environmental science program because you can choose courses that focus on different core requirements but still emphasize different aspects of the environment. I also love that the department is smaller. All the professors know who you are as a student but also as a person and I think that is important.”

 

Aashi Sethi
Environmental Science major
Class of 2020

"Being a CUES student, as well as a work-study for the department, has been an exciting experience because I'm not only learning facts and figures in class, but I'm also relating them to the world around me, being exposed to the field of Environmental Science and Studies around Boston, and making connections that will help me grow as a student and individual. The department truly motivates me to do my best and helps me be involved at Suffolk."

 

Byers Kadow
Environmental Studies minor
Class of 2019

"There are a variety of things I like about the CUES program at Suffolk University. First, the professors offer a wide-range of expertise in fields from GIS mapping and drone operations to coastal wetlands and marine ecology. Second, the labs revolve around real world applications such as water quality testing and constructing model wind turbines, all of which are topics of constant discussion. Lastly, because the CUES program is relatively new, every course offered is centered around the newest science, policies, and environmental issues. This allows for each student to be adequately prepared for internships, study abroad programs, or future careers in any field of their choosing. The CUES program provides nothing short of a hands-on learning experience."

 

Charles Batchelder

Environmental Science Major
Class of 2019

"Being a student in the CUES department has allowed me to develop my understanding of sustainable strategies, environmental hazards, and research skills through an outstanding curriculum and group of faculty. CUES has also given me the opportunity to display what I have learned through a research poster presentation at a Suffolk-sponsored STEM event. In addition, the department puts forth a strong effort to raise awareness about the environment around the school through a lecture series, which provides extremely interesting talks from local scientists, faculty, or writers who discuss their field and how it relates to the environment. Suffolk Environmental Club, which I have recently joined, also makes an effort to raise awareness around school by putting together small informational events or posters.”

 

 Christopher Butterworth

Environmental Science Major
Class of 2018

"As a senior and an environmental science major, I’ve seen the full four-year scope of everything that the CUES department has to offer. During my time at Suffolk, I’ve seen the CUES department and major evolve to offer a broader range of classes that can serve the specific interests of everyone, while also providing a well-rounded education. The department has provided me with countless opportunities, including an incredibly impactful trip to the Grand Canyon National Park, which altered my career path and opened me up to new interests in ecological fire management practices. In my last year in the CUES department, I’ve been able to explore these interests through conducting my own academic research, which the CUES staff has greatly assisted me with and provided me opportunities to present to others. Overall, CUES has been incredibly helpful, provided me academic guidance, and defined where I want to take my future.”

 

Teresa Feijoo

Environmental Science Major/Art History Minor
Class of 2019

“The CUES department has led me to have so many great opportunities at Suffolk that I would not find anywhere else. I got the chance to be a lab assistant where I took on huge responsibilities and formed strong relationships with professors and staff. This job helped me appreciate how much work and time is needed to make labs happen for students on campus. One of the most eye-opening experiences I had at Suffolk was on my first Alternative Spring Break trip to the Grand Canyon National Park offered through CUES. Without taking the Civilian Conservation Corps course, I would have never been able to explore various types of work in the Canyon and have VIP access to parts of the park that visitors do not have. The trip reminded me why I decided to study environmental science and be part of CUES in addition to leading to an internship at the Grand Canyon National Park! This department has really won my heart and I cannot wait to see it grow in years to come.”