Graduate Student Involvement
Eric Forbes decided to pursue his master’s degree to change his career path towards environmental communication. Since coming into the program, he has been involved in major projects with the USDA, NOAA, and the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Some of the roles Forbes served during these projects included directing, field research photography, and data analysis.
Areas of Expertise: Documentary & Narrative Filmmaking, Analog & Digital Photography, Corporate Video Production, Economics
Bella’s background is in environmental education and she is currently a communications researcher who focuses on the relationship between environmental outreach and its intended audience. Specifically, she is interested in finding ways to decrease discrepancies between outreach messages and audience interpretations. Through her work, she hopes to bridge gaps between what diverse community members see in environmental outreach media and their everyday lives.
Areas of Expertise: Environmental education, community engagement, community evaluations through interviews and focus groups, social media outreach, public speaking, conservation leadership.
How do we tell stories that can’t be shared through words? How can we convey the relationship between humans and nature? Questions like these compel Field to develop visual communication techniques that unite audiences and push the boundaries of the way we treat science. Sharing ideas across disciplines and highlighting under-served stories are the first steps to building trust in the essential places, faces, and projects that bring life to our world.
Areas of Expertise: Photography, Graphic Design, Strategic Communications, Natural Resources Management, Marketing & Social Media, Web Development
After earning her B.S. and M.A. degrees, Rhea Maze traveled the world teaching journalism, science, and travel writing to high school girls in 11 developing countries. She returned inspired to pursue a writing career that could help make a difference and has spent the past decade working as a health, science, and environmental writer and professional communicator. Her passion for high-quality and impactful storytelling, science, and the environment led her to pursue a second master’s degree in the Journalism and Media Communication program where she also executes writing projects for the Center for Science Communication.
Areas of Expertise: Writing & Editing, Journalistic Research & Reporting, Science Communication, Environmental Interpretation