Erica Berry ’14 Wins Udall Scholarship

Erica Berry

Erica Berry ’14 is one of just 50 college sophomores and juniors around the country who has been named a 2013 Udall Scholar. One of the criteria for students receiving the $5,000 Udall scholarship is a commitment to the environment.

Berry, an English and environmental studies major, describes in her Udall application that she strives to “write narrative nonfiction about the intersections between the ever-shifting environment and humanity.” She points out that scientific developments on their own can be futile in prompting action. “The last decade has shown us that scientific fact alone cannot incite change, but I believe that narratives illuminating science, history and the stories of those people directly affected by environmental change can.”

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