The Global Education Office and the Office of Environmental Sustainability partnered to create the Global Sustainability Fellowship, which aims to cultivate a broad appreciation of the environmental challenges and sustainability strategies adopted by communities around the world with varying resources, cultures, and relationships with the natural environment. Fellows research key environmental issues in their host communities during their time off campus and share their findings here on the Beyond the Bubble blog.

Spring 2019

  • Sustainability Fellow: Yuko in Paro, Bhutan

    Sustainability Fellow: Yuko in Paro, Bhutan

    Hi, kuzuzangpo-la, and welcome to my Bio! My name is Yuko Nakano and I’m in Paro, Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon and a country where the spirit governs the land. More on that in future posts. I’m a junior at Amherst College, and I am pursuing an environmental studies major and an international relations certificate through the five-colleges. Interdisciplinary is a concept I resonate with in and out of the classroom. In the grand valleys and mountains of …Continue Reading »
  • Sustainability Fellow: Olivia in Svalbard, Norway

    Sustainability Fellow: Olivia in Svalbard, Norway

    Hi, I’m Olivia! I come from Bend, Oregon and I’m a Geology major in the class of 2020. This semester I’m studying in the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway at the northernmost university in the world (located at 78° N, which is about 650 miles from the North Pole). My courses here are focused on Arctic Geology, and in my free time I’m doing lots of skiing! As a Global Sustainability Fellow, I will be exploring the topic of modern food …Continue Reading »
  • Sustainability Fellow: Bixie in Göttingen, Germany

    Sustainability Fellow: Bixie in Göttingen, Germany

    Mx. Bixie Eutsler is a writer, filmmaker, and all around creative type. They're currently studying gender and feminist theory in the picturesque University town of Göttingen, Germany but will be returning to Amherst in the fall of 2019 to complete their SWAGS and German majors. For their role as a Global Sustainability Fellow they hope to learn more about Germany's complex trash and recycling systems in the hope that similar concepts can be applied to Amherst.Continue Reading »