Congratulations Class of 2009!
The Institute of the Environment celebrates the third graduating class of Environmental Science students.
In this photo: Shahir Masri, Lucas Salazar, Sachin Goel, Adam Taheri, Class instructor Dr. Travis Longcore, David Quiros, Antonio Menchaca, Bryan Moy, Yousuf Anvery, Christine Nguyen, Anna Bugayong, Joshua Lazarus, Roxana Ramirez, Andrea Sui, Victoria Zalameda.
Not present: Shilpa Hareesh, John Hogan, Class instructor Prof. Magali Delmas.
Environmental Science Awards
Each year the Institute of the Environment acknowledges two Environmental Science students for their achievements.
- The Environmental Science Academic Achievement Award recognizes the student with the highest level of academic achievement in his or her cohort.
The recipient of the 2009 Academic Achievement Award is Bryan Moy.
Bryan graduated with a concentration in Environmental Health, and has obtained excellent results in a challenging curriculum at UCLA. He is continuing his studies at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health this fall, where he will study environmental epidemiology. Bryan was also chosen as this year's student speaker for the Environmental Science Commencement Ceremony.
- The Environmental Science Outstanding Service Award recognizes one student who has shown exceptional engagement in environmental issues outside the classroom in the course of his or her college career.
The recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Service Award is Shahir Masri.
Shahir graduated with a concentration in Environmental Health, and is continuing his education with a graduate program in Environmental Health at Harvard University this fall. Shahir has volunteered at the Environmental Charter High School, Santiago High School, and Algalita Marine Research Foundation. His volunteer and fundraising efforts for local environmental organizations and UCLA student groups are exemplary.
The Institute of the Environment wishes the Class of 2009 best of luck in all your future endeavors!
Published: Wednesday, July 08, 2009