Our Team

The EnviroLab Asia team consists of members from across The Claremont Colleges. The initiative is anchored at Claremont McKenna College.

Principal Investigators

Branwen Williams

Branwen Williams

Associate Professor of Environmental Science, W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College-Pitzer College-Scripps College

Research Interests: Water Quality, Agricultural Water Quality, Water Pollution and Cyanobacteria

Marc Los Huertos

Marc Los Huertos

Stephen M. Pauley M.D. ’62 Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis; Coordinator of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College

Research Interests: Water Quality, Agricultural Water Quality, Water Pollution and Cyanobacteria

Tamara Venit-Shelton

Tamara Venit-Shelton

Associate Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests: Social and Environmental History of the United States in the Nineteenth Century, History of Medicine, Race/Ethnicity and Immigration, Labor and Capitalism

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kathryn Hargan

Kathryn Hargan

Research Interests: Aquatic Ecology, (Paleo)Limnology, Paleoecology, Biogeochemistry, Contaminants, Ecosystem Ecology, Climate Change, Peatlands, Biovectors, Diatoms, Conservation Biology

Editor-in-Chief & Publication Advisor, EnviroLab Asia

Char Miller

Char Miller

Director and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and an affiliated member of the History Department, Pomona College

Research Interests: The Intersection of U.S. Environmental Policy, History and Politics

On-Leave:

Albert Park

Albert Park

Associate Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests: Design & Architecture, East Asian History & Political Economy, Korean History, Modern Japanese History

Ad Hoc Steering Committee

The Ad Hoc Steering Committee is charged with reviewing applications for course development and redevelopment grants, along with reviewing research lab proposals. The members of the Committee are: Anne Harley (Associate Professor of Music, Scripps College), Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pitzer College), Zayn Kassam (Professor of Religious Studies; Coordinator of Gender and Women’s Studies; Coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies), Rachel Mayeri (Professor of Media Studies, Harvey Mudd College), Katie Purvis-Roberts (Professor of Chemistry & Environmental Science, Keck Science), and Tamara Venit-Shelton (Associate Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College).

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of faculty members from the five colleges and charged with providing advice and feedback to the Principal Investigators on the overall trajectory and strategy of the project.

Project Administrator

Karin Mak

Karin Mak

Karin Mak comes to EnviroLab Asia with extensive experience in program management, arts and activism, and digital media production. Her documentary short Red Dust chronicles the struggle for justice by women workers in China poisoned by cadmium.


LATEST BLOG ENTRY


Japan: Day 1

Japan: Day 1

The EnviroLab Asia Clinic Trip took place in Japan from May 20 to June 1, 2019. In this blog post, Bailey Lai (environmental analysis, PO’ 19) reflects on the first day of activities. Before the Clinic Trip, students took a class that introduced them to environmental...

Caitlyn Louzado: On Food Waste and Experiential Learning

Caitlyn Louzado: On Food Waste and Experiential Learning

Seventeen Claremont students and five faculty participated in the Japan Clinic Trip from May 20 to June 1, 2019. Students were asked to write short reflections about their days. Here Caitlyn Louzado (economics and psychology, CMC ’21) shares musings from her trip. One...


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