Summer Discussion Series
We asked alumni and students about their favorite books, memorable SEAS experiences and how they promote sustainability. Log on to SEASnet, the SEAS online community network, for more insights. Not a member of SEASnet? Join now!
What are your recent reads that you would recommend?
“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
—Analise Sala (MS ’22)
“Dune” by Frank Herbert
—Patrick Lewis (BS ’19)
“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong
—Alicia Kawamoto (MS ’23)
“Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer
—Robert Sanford (BS ’77)
“The Avant-Guards” by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes
—Kate Hutchens (MS ’21)
“Lilith’s Brood” by Octavia E. Butler
—Todd Ziegler (MS ’15)
“The Night Portrait: A Novel of World War II and da Vinci’s Italy” by Laura Morelli
—Kathryn Bomey (MS ’12)
“Y: The Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
—Brianna Knoppow (BS ’05, MS ’13)
How do you incorporate sustainability into your daily life?
“I volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby to advocate for meaningful action on climate change. They are well-organized and offer great resources to their volunteers, both online and from real people.”
—Victoria McMillan (MS ’03)
What was your favorite SEAS experience, memory or class?
“A summer at Camp Filibert Roth! Excellent instructors, wonderful classmates, beautiful environment, competition with other forestry programs—well, everything except for mosquitoes and black flies and no-see-ums!”
—Leonard Malczynski (BSF ’75)
"My favorite memories surrounded my master’s project and the Dana Building—meeting my teammates in person for the first time in the fourth-floor conference room, spending whole weekends in empty classrooms working on our presentation, then finally presenting and taking a celebratory selfie in front of the building to capture what felt like the ending of an era.”
—Miranda Dupre (MS ’22)