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Alison Anson, Environmental Sociology, selected as summer intern for LAKES program

Alison Anson, a senior Environmental Sociology major, recently learned that she was selected as a summer intern for the Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability/Research Experience for Undergraduates (LAKES) program in Wisconsin. This program aims to better understand the root causes of phosphorus pollution and solutions through cutting edge research under research mentors in biology, sociology, economics, anthropology, mathematics, geology, or communications.  Alison will be working in the Farmer Social Networks research project this summer. This research studies social capital as a resource for mitigating phosphorus pollution, and how government and non-profit organizations can better resolve environmental issues by valuing diverse human interests and working with local stakeholders to forge lasting solutions.

This was a highly competitive process, with only 10 of over 330 applicants selected for inclusion. Tremendous congratulations to Alison, and best wishes!