Emma Hay

  • B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Agricultural Education. Born and raised in San Diego, CA. I hope to use my life’s work to foster a sense of responsibility and care for plants, animals and food. I see this as a pathway in which to alter conventional agricultural systems in order to adopt more mindful practices which adapt to environmental changes.

    Course Summary

    ENVS 400 Senior Seminar is a course which offers students the ability to conduct independent research projects in chosen concentration topics, pulling from skills and ideas learned throughout all four years of study. These projects come in the form of capstones (formal theses or alternative outcomes), where seniors formulate framing and focus questions, situate their research, construct methodologies, analyze their findings, and present results in a scholarly manner.

    Senior Capstone

    Our main work in ENVS 400 involves a senior capstone: an original, interdisciplinary environmental research project, resulting in a thesis or other outcome. The page linked above provides more information on my senior capstone.

  • Course Posts

    The Role of Higher Education in Shaping my Mindset

    April 18, 2020

    The creation of my capstone research project, Pedagogical Power: The Role of Higher Education in Shaping Agricultural Approaches, is the result from a combination of ideas and critiques gathered throughout my four year journey as an ENVS student, as well as my earlier years in high school. A Quick Journey […]

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    Putting Pedagogy into Practice

    April 12, 2020

    Where might my capstone take me in the future? My capstone examines the intersection between higher education (pedagogy and curriculum) and agricultural systems (both conventional and alternative). It uses formal education and teaching as vehicles for making large scale changes and influencing career paths which align more with the ideals […]

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    Learning from Mistakes

    April 6, 2020

    Capstone Intent Since thinking up my capstone for ENVS 220, the plan for my thesis research has always aimed to analyze the relationship between agriculture and education, and the ways in which each is influenced by and influences one another. Spring of Junior year in ENVS 350, I attempted to […]

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