Ashley James is a sophomore from Chester, Virginia. She’s majoring in Environmental Studies with a double minor in biology and Spanish. She will be studying abroad in Panama where her focus will be marine species identification and biodiversity in the tropical forest. In her free time she likes to write poetry and fight for social justice.
Alex Harter grew up in Virginia and has lived there almost her entire life. She is a sophomore at the University of Richmond who is majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice and will be studying abroad in London next year. While there, she will research the effects of tourism on the United Kingdom’s bodies of water. For fun, Alex enjoys running, going to the movies, and reading.
Zach Perry is from Chesterfield, Virginia right outside of Richmond. He is a junior majoring Philosophy with a focus in Ethics and a minor in German Studies and will be studying abroad in Konstanz, Germany during Summer of 2016. He is heavily involved in the music department by being a member of Choeur du Roi and Schola Cantorum while also being an avid member of the Forensics and Debate Team at UR. He also has active involvement within various cultural and social justice initiatives as well as a love for badminton.
Alex Tinney hails from Delaware County, Pennsylvania and is a junior pursuing a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major and a Spanish minor. She will be studying abroad in Madrid, Spain next year. She is president of two social justice groups on campus- Voices of UR and SCOPE, and is an active advocate for a wide range of social justice issues.
Izzy Pezzulo is from sunny South Florida and is a sophomore studying Geography and Visual and Media Arts Practice with a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. She is looking forward to studying people’s interaction with water and energy in Nepal in spring 2016. Her interests are in environmental justice and people’s movements, particularly climate justice and food justice.
Don Edmonds is from Northeast Philadelphia, PA and is pursuing a double major in Geography and Environmental Studies and as well as a minor in Spanish. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoys hiking, camping, and plans to complete the Appalachian Trail after graduating from the University of Richmond in 2017. Academically, his interests lie in understanding the complex relationship between humans and their environment, an area he will be able to explore more deeply during his study abroad experience in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador during the Spring semester in 2016.