Jessica Crespo, Author at State of the Planet

Jessica Crespo is the Program Coordinator for the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program.

Recent Posts

Spring 2014 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Positions

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for spring 2014 teaching assistant positions.

by |October 22, 2013

2013 Millennium Villages Project Internships

The Millennium Villages Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain on-the-ground experience in global public health, business development, agriculture, infrastructure, and other development interventions though firsthand participation.

by |January 16, 2013

New Program in Tropical Biology and Sustainability

The Tropical Biology and Sustainability Program will allow students the opportunity to study ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, environmental engineering, and sustainable development in the environmental hub of East Africa.

by |July 30, 2012

Earth Institute Fall 2012 Internships

This fall, the Earth Institute, Columbia University is offering Columbia students opportunities to intern within various departments and research centers at the Earth Institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply for internships. These internships are funded at a rate of $15/hr for 10 hours per week and up to a maximum… read more

by |June 12, 2012

Fall 2012 Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions

The Earth Institute, Columbia University is pleased to announce 10 research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the fall 2012 semester. Undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard will be able to serve as research assistants on exciting research projects related to sustainable development and the environment, and engage with distinguished faculty and researchers at the cutting… read more

by |June 8, 2012

Sustainable Development Program Awards Its First Departmental Honors

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is proud to announce that graduating seniors Tal Lee Anderman, GS ’12 and Erin Stahmer, CC ’12 have been selected to receive departmental honors.  Tal Lee and Erin are the first recipients of sustainable development departmental honors and were nominated for this distinction based on their outstanding grade point… read more

by |May 22, 2012

Student Research Showcase 2012

The Earth Institute, Columbia University was proud to support student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development at the annual Student Research Showcase on April 27, 2012. Student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients, and their Faculty and Research Advisors, were honored for their research contributions that ranged in topics from biodiversity,… read more

by |May 18, 2012

New Course Offered on Global Food Systems

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development will offer a course in Global Food Systems (SDEV W3200) in Fall 2012, taught by Dr. Cheryl Palm. Concerns about food shortages, land use, climate change and biodiversity have created an urgent need for interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners and policy-makers focused on agriculture. Developing sound solutions that improve agricultural production… read more

by |April 24, 2012

Practicing What You Preach: Sustainability on Columbia’s Campus

Consilience, Columbia EcoReps and Green Umbrella are among the many groups on campus working to provide a public platform to engage the global community in thinking more broadly, thoroughly, and analytically about sustainable development

by |March 6, 2012

Sustainable Development Seniors Put Their Knowledge into Practice

Seniors in the Sustainable Development program gained real life experience as consultants through their work on projects with the Natural Resource Defense Council, Population Council and Partnership for Parks, while at the same time providing these clients with fresh and innovative ideas.

by |February 7, 2012