I Am Duke Environment - Photo Contest Fall 2016 Winners

  • Contest winner w/caption

    Kendra E Kaiser, PhD '17 - I am Duke environment because I refuse to be complacent. This year I competed in the Green River Narrows race for the third time. As one of seven women competing in a race with over 140 men, the perceived scrutiny at times feels oppressive. But on we charge, hiking up to run the rapids again and again, trying to dial them in, just to be denied by the river one more time. Facing and overcoming these types of adversity gives me the confidence to persevere when our call to address climate change is met with apathy in a world that increasingly questions the veracity of environmental research. (photo is by Serge Skiba, Earth Captured Photography)

  • Fall Contest winner

    Ice Cave Fun
    by Michael LeVine, MEM/JD '00
    "Teaching the little guy about glaciers and climate change . . . while he is convinced we're just having a great time!"

  • Fall Contest winner

    Serkan Erdem, MEM '17 - It was an honor and a privilege to host the President of Ireland & his delegation in my hometown of Istanbul, Turkey for the first ever UN World Humanitarian Summit led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Told the President that Nicholas School is full of talented people who will strive to make the world a better place #IAmDukeEnvironment

  • Fall Contest winner

    Suzanne Ou, BS '17 - Dr. Brian Silliman circles a snapping turtle with undergraduates spending the summer at Duke Marine lab. Family and students alike are welcome at DUML as we took a field trip to Lake Mattamuskeet to learn about the ecology of a coastal lake.

  • Fall Contest winner

    Donovan Loh, BS '17 - There is no better way to rekindle one's passion to protect the environment than to bask in nature. A trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park over fall break reminded me once again of the spiritual benefits of ecosystems.