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At the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, we are committed to the study of how human and environmental health can intersect to support a healthy and sustainable future.

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Celebrating Black History Month

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History has long been written for the telling of "his story." This black history month as we celebrate Kamala D. Harris, the first female Vice President and the highest-ranking female elected official in our country's history, we celebrate the triumph that this moment represents. We now get to tell "her story" because black girls everywhere can now see themselves in positions of power. Having a black woman of Afro-Caribbean and South Asian heritage in the role of Vice President is a propitious and proud moment for me, for black women, women of color, the black community, and for this country. This is our praise song of the 21st century!”

— Shaneika Nelson (Sr. Program Coordinator, Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program)

Headshot of Eric Chiles (SEBS'15)

Black History Month focuses our attention on how the diaspora thrives where we were never intended to. Cut off from our history, language, and culture, this month serves as a reminder to ourselves, and society at large, of our perpetually unique and integral contribution, drive, service, talent, and will.”

— Eric Chiles (SEBS'15)

Headshot of Richard Joseph, (SEBS'23)

Black History Month to me is more than a month to celebrate our numerous accomplishments. It's a month that symbolizes the strength of our ancestors and everything they have done for us to be who we are today. I use this month to remember their resilience and courage. This month is proof that anything is possible despite the current situation one may be in. It shows that there is always a way through the darkness.”

— Richard Joseph, (SEBS'23)

Headshot of Jason Jordan, (Coordinator of Administrative Services, SEBS Office of Human Resources)

The grit and contributions of African Americans are the fabric of our history and my identity. Representation is paramount to achieving diversity. Seeing someone that looks like me is how I got here in the first place. If anything, 2020 has shown us that we still have a lot of work to do. It's not enough just to see our faces...'Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.'”

— Jason Jordan, (Coordinator of Administrative Services, SEBS Office of Human Resources)

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Number of different countries our students come from

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Full- and part-time undergraduate students

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