The State Of Maine's Environment 2010: About the Authors


The State of State Parks in Maine

The State of Lakes in Maine

The State of Biomass Energy in Maine

The State of Renewable Ocean Energy in Maine

The State of Downeast Maine

The State of State Parks: Li Yu Chan, Gordon Padelford, Theo Papademetriou

Li Yu Chan

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy

Areas of interest: Alternative Education, Community Organizing

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Gordon Padelford

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Majors: Environmental Studies: Policy; Government

Areas of Interest: Outdoor Recreation,  Landscape Scale Habitat Conservation, Urban/Regional Planning, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry,

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Theo Papademetriou

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: New York, NY

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy

Areas of Interest: Wildlife/Land Conservation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development

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The State of Lakes: Lia d'Hemecourt, Brynna Patel, Sophie Sarkar

Lia d’Hemecourt

Class year: 2011

Hometown: Concord, NH

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy

Areas of Interest: Sustainable and Local Agriculture, Environmental Health and Toxicity

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Brynna Patel

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Acton, MA

Majors: Environmental Studies: Policy; International Studies

Areas of Interest: Community Participation in Resource Management, Sustainable Urban Development

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Sophie Sarkar

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Majors: Environmental Policy; Economics

Areas of Interest: Urban Development, Market-based Policies, Sustainable Food Systems

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The State of Biomass Energy: Rachel Baron, Blair Braverman, Francis Gassert

Rachel Baron

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Lexington, MA

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy

Areas of Interest: Renewable Energy, Environmental Education, Sustainability

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Blair Braverman

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Davis, CA

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy; Minor: Creative Writing

Areas of Interest: Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Environmental Writing, Arctic and Circumpolar Regions

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Francis Gassert

Hometown: Acton, MA

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy; Minor: Chinese

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The State of Renewable Ocean Energy: Richard Schwartz, J. Sarah Sorenson, Henry Wyman

Richard Schwartz

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Dover, MA

Majors: Environmental Studies: Policy; Economics

Areas of Interest: Venture capital and private equity investment in renewable technologies; natural resource and energy economics and policy 

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J. Sarah Sorenson

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy

Areas of Interest: Water Rights Policy, Urban Sustainable Development, Environmental Justice

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Henry Wyman

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: New Canaan, CT

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy

Areas of Interest: Environmental Education, Energy Policy

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The State of Downeast Maine: Tamer Hassan, Andrea Notopoulos, Brooke Wanlass

The Downeast region of Maine has an incredible wealth of resources within its ecosystem.  Its unimpaired waters, forestland, fisheries, and uniquely undeveloped landscapes support biodiversity and the economy.  Despite its ecological wealth, Downeast Maine is the most impoverished region in the state, with the lowest levels of income and highest levels of unemployment.  This report explores the drivers behind the current state of Downeast Maine, questioning how the region’s resources can be used for economic benefit while they are conserved for the future.


 

Tamer Hassan

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Langley, VA

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy

Areas of Interest: Environmental Justice, Local Food Systems

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Andrea Notopoulos

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Newton, MA

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy

Areas of Interest: Land Conservation, Environmental Education, Social Justice

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Brooke Wanlass

Class Year: 2011

Hometown: Setauket, NY

Major: Environmental Studies: Policy; Economics

Areas of Interest: Renewable Energy, Carbon Trading, Environmental Economics

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