GLOBES Admits 7 Graduate Students to Certificate Program

Author: Ryan Palczynski

The GLOBES Program in Environment and Society at the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has admitted seven new students to its graduate certification program. GLOBES is designed to enhance the scholarship of diverse graduate (Ph.D. and M.S.) and law students at Notre Dame. The program strives to merge environmental and social issues with students' disciplinary research in the service of society and the planet. GLOBES currently serves 28 students with home departments in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, and Law School.

Novita Liangga Kumala is the most recent student to join GLOBES, and is the first Master's student from the Keough School of Global Affairs. Novita is a licensed Indonesian advocate and environmental activist. She currently studies International Peace Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of sectors including banking and finance, corporate law, social enterprise, and environmental policy. Her current research interests are related to environmental peacebuilding and natural resource management. She has worked for international agencies, Indonesia’s national commission on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), and a corporate law firm in Jakarta.

GLOBES has admitted the following students during Fall Semester 2018:

Johnathan Figueroa, MS Student in Global Health, Eck Institute, Advisor: Katherine Taylor

Drew Guinness, PhD student in Biological Sciences, Major Advisor Joe O'Tousa

Amy Kryston, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Major Advisor Marc Muller

Novita Kumala, MS Student in Global Affairs, Keough School, Advisor Susan St. Ville

Mallika Sarma, PhD student in Anthropology, Major Advisor Agustin Fuentes

Cristal Sicard, MS student in Global Health, Advisor Katherine Taylor

Joseph Tang, MS student in Global Health, Advisor Katherine Taylor

For more information on applying to GLOBES, please go to Apply to GLOBES or contact Anna Geltzer, Assistant Director of Education for the Reilly Center.