MES in the Community 2024

Photo of Marina Battle Rullo (Master of Environmental Studies ’23)

Building environmental sustainability from the inside out

A building doesn’t exist in a bubble, says Marina Battle Rullo (MES ’23); as a sustainability consultant for an architecture firm, she can weigh in on energy, water, and community impacts that add up over time.

Building bridges to reach people where they are

Building bridges to reach people where they are

As an MES instructor, freshwater ecologist and graduate program alum Lauren McGrath (MES ’16) teaches the importance of connecting with people in protecting the land.

photo of Dr. Swati Hegde, a sustainability research specialist

For this instructor, sustainability involves a detailed view of the big picture

Everything is connected, says research specialist Dr. Swati Hegde. In her courses at Penn, students explore all the layers that add up to the complex reality of sustainable practices.