Seniors 2018

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Bailey Egan 

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Chemistry

Minor: Religious Studies

About: Bailey Egan developed practical leadership skills and researched the role spirituality plays in community development through her internship at Heifer Ranch.



ECEmma Carlson

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

EVST Concentration: Sociocultural

Minor: Anthropology

Thesis Title: Sea-level Rise and Coastal Wetlands in the 21st Century: How Can Coastal Wetlands Rise Above Threats Posed by Humans? 

About: Emma Carlson studied the success of environmental policies and how changing public perception of the relationship between humans and environment can help. Carlson also held the position of vice-chair on the Environmental Concerns Committee at Hendrix and interned at Heifer Ranch.

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Tejas Soman

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Biology

Minor: Politics

Thesis Title: Reforming American Fire Policy to Abate and Prevent Disaster in the Wildland-Urban Interface

About: Tejas Soman was a winner of the Project Pericles program Debate-4-Democracy. He interned with The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas and a non-profit nature preserve in Central Texas where he learned to monitor plant communities and map glade ecosystems. 

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Jiawen Yin (Kitty)

Hometown: Shenzen, Dongguan (China)

EVST Concentration: Sociocultural

Minor: Asian Studies

Thesis Title: Administration Power and Regulations on Wetlands in China

About: Jiawen Yin has experience in history, anthropology, and other social sciences. She interned in Shenzen, China to learn about China’s development from different perspectives. She is a proud member of the League of Legends community at Hendrix.




Noah Ambos

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Chemistry 

Minor: Religious Studies

Thesis Title: A Holistic and Environmentally Friendly Approach to Dealing with Mosquito Control using Zika Virus as a Case Study 

About: Noah Ambos has researched tick-borne diseases in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). During his internship at UAMS, he cataloged tick submissions for public health information, created a method for testing for Borrelia Bacteria, and tested Ixodes ticks.


EGEmma Gaither

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Biology

Minor: Spanish

Thesis Title: The importance of developing feasible strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of anthropogenic noise on terrestrial wildlife 

About: Emma Gaither was responsible for running recycling programs as the vice-chair of the Environmental Concerns Committee and was a part of the Debate for Democracy for Project Pericles at Hendrix. She interned at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR and learned about organic certification and crop planning. Gaither has experience working with honeybees and would like to explore pollinators and their interactions with plants and crops. After taking a gap year, Gaither would like to go to graduate school to pursue a career in conservation and field ecology research.

HTHannah Tackett

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Sociocultural

Second Major: Pscyhology

Thesis Title: From sense of place to academic achievement: Creating assessment for school gardens

About: Hannah Tackett was on the Dean’s List, a Track and Field All Conference member, and Volleyball NCCA member at Hendrix. She has interned at Rattle’s Garden, an organic farm in Vilonia, Arkansas. Tackett has studied the accessibility of organic produce and human impacts of ancient environments. She would like to influence the manner in which hunger and wealth disparity is addressed in the nation after traveling and attending graduate school.