Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Undergraduate Resources

Resources for ENVS Undergraduate Students

Peer Mentors

The peer mentors are available to help advise and support current and prospective ES concentrators, and anyone at Brown interested in studying the environment. We will hold events throughout the semester such as roundtables and open houses, which will address topics such as navigating ES and Brown (e.g., concentration declaration, course selection, research, capstones, and study abroad). We will work with the ES DUG to plan social events for the ES program and Brown's environmental community. And we aim to be a resource for students facing any difficulties-- academic challenges, instances of bias or harassment, or anything else.

We're here for you, and we're always happy to meet one-on-one! If there's anything we can help with, or if you'd just like to chat, send us an email and we'll find a time that works for you.

The peer mentorship program was established as part of the IBES Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, and especially hopes to support students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.


Hey! My name is Fernando and I'm originally from Los Angeles, CA. I am a first generation Mexican American student and I am double concentrating in Environmental Studies and Economics with a focus on Air, Climate, and Energy. Feel free to shoot me an email with any questions you may have or if you just want to meet up and chat.

Hi! I'm Jon, and I'm a senior from Philadelphia, PA, concentrating Environmental Science (Sc.B., Conservation Science & Policy track). I've done research in biogeochemistry, climate policy, and environmental sociology, and worked on environmental advocacy in Philly and Providence. I was a transfer student, studied abroad, and switched concentrations and tracks, so if you're trying to make a decision about anything ES, I've probably been there. If there's anything you'd like to talk about, send me an email any time!

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