Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences




Julissa Lora

Current location:

New York, NY, USA

Date of Graduation from Lehman:

January 2015

Type of degree/major/specialization/certificate:

Bachelor of Science/Environmental Science/Urban Environment Sequence

Subsequent degrees earned or in progress:

Master of Arts in Urban Studies at Fordham University 
Fall 2015 – May 2017 (expected)

Positions held since graduating:

College Assistant, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Bronx Community College.
Environmental Science Mentor at Bronx Community College.

Type of work you do there:

Provide different services and assistance according to the departmental needs.
Assist students with class projects and study materials.

Specific accomplishments of which you are most proud:

Going to Kent State in Ohio for the summer to complete a research project is something I am very proud of. Being able to create a hypothesis, developed research method, analyze the data and present the conclusions gave me the confident I needed to complete future research projects. Being an education intern with seeds of trees, teaching middle school children about urban ecology and their environment was very rewarding. I jumped in to assisting and collaborating in educational activities, I got to see firsthand how the students participated and showed interest in every activity that was introduced to them.

Earth Science or Geology activities/accomplishments/awards/internships/publications:

PROGRAMS & INTERNSHIPS:Ecological Citizen’s Project - Longhaul Farm
NYC Department of Environmental Protection/Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation - Seed for Trees Ecological Education
Kent State University/ Holden Arboretum - Ecology Research Experience for Undergraduates
NYC Department of Environmental Protection/Waste Water Treatment Facility - Shoreline Field Survey Team
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) - Leadership Workshop
NYC Department of Environmental Protection/Waste Water Treatment Facility - Marine Science Section
GeoScience Research at Storm Peak (GRASP) Program Participant
Lehman College Student Government Association Award for outstanding achievement in STEM Studies
Bronx Community College/Center for Sustainable Energy Leadership in Environmental Sustainability Alumni Award
Bronx Community College, Alumni Dignity Award
Bronx Community College/Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, William Hodge Scholarship
Bronx Community College/Inter-Organizational Council, Student Leadership Award
New York City Housing Authority Environmental Ambassador
Graduate Student Association at Fordham University
Lehman College Student Legislative Assembly Senator
Executive member of the Lehman College Geo Science Club
"Save Our Skins Campaign"
“Are rusty crayfish aggression and activity affected by anthropogenic sounds”
“Local pollution at Storm Peak Laboratory, Steamboat Colorado”
“urban food systems and our communities”

Overall assessment of how Lehman’s EEGS Program prepared you for your current life:

Lehman’s EEGS Program gives the basic knowledge that is needed to spark the curiosity of future scientists. Thanks to the education and academic support I received from the program I was able to turn my passion into a career and eventually I was accepted in to the graduate program that I wanted. On the other hand, the advice and guidance I received from the department faculty was always much appreciated, especially Prof. Sloan who was my first contact in to the department and eventually became my unofficial advisor. 

Comments on the EEGS Dept Program you were enrolled in:

The EEGS department offers a wide-range environmental science program, since environmental science is an interdisciplinary field students can choose from different specialization areas. I decided to go in to the Urban Environment (Urban Environmental Management) specialization because I wanted to know what environmental factors disturb dynamic cities like New York and also enhance my scientific skills. 







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