Monterey Institute student Jessica Bradish won the Student Innovator Award at the 2013 Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition, and will use the prize money to continue developing ShowerPonic Produce, her idea to organically grow fish and produce using aquaponic procedures.
Environmental Policy Student Profiles
We are building a community of students who take on local and global challenges and work together to create solutions. Learn about our diverse student body and hear what they have to say about the Monterey Institute.
Working as an ecologist in the national parks in Tanzania led Noel Mbise to the realization that creating good policy is not enough to save the environment when people have immediate needs for resources – which led him to the Monterey Institute.
Fast Fact: Lauren ran a private marathon with two other volunteers down the national highway of Mozambique.
"I genuinely want to be a part of something that is much bigger than myself..."
Fast Fact: Tiffani studied Russian for 10 years.
"After graduating from the Monterey Institue, I felt confident in performing any task...putting together a sustainability..."
Fast Fact: Adam sailed from San Diego to South Africa when he was 16 as part of a semester at sea program.
"My favorite part of the IEP program is the professional curriculum that not only gives students a strong academic..."
Fast Fact: Alexandra is currently living 12,000 feet above sea level in rural Peru as a Peace Corps Masters International student.
"Professor Jason Scorse's approach to environmental policy is truly what I like most about the International Environmental..."
Fast Fact: Allysum lived on a sailboat as a kid and is a contortionist.
"I get to practice using tools and writing and presenting projects like I will be doing in my career for years to come..."
Fast Fact: Catherine works at a permaculture NGO in Malawi.
"My favorite aspect of the International Environmental Policy program was the individual attention each student received..."
Fast Fact: James traveled to 10 countries on a 100-day trip around the world.
"My peers in the IEP program hail from every corner of the planet...learning from them is my favorite part..."
Fast Fact: Kat spent a whole afternoon diving with great white sharks in South Africa.
"I like the tight knit community and the responsiveness of the program to student needs..."