Sage Lincoln, an undergraduate Urban Studies, Ecology & Evolution, and Environmental Geology student, served as the Student Sustainability Intern for Pitt’s Department of Housing.
She applied for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship during sophomore year with the support of University Honors College (UHC) National Scholarship Advising. The Hollings Scholarship offers two years of scholarship funds and a guaranteed summer internship.
Sage is interested in the intersection of science and policy, and was able to find a perfect NOAA research project in Boulder, Colorado. The project was called IDCA: interactions of drought and climate adaptation in urban water systems. She analyzed several decades of water management in Las Vegas in order to develop a case study and analyze current infrastructure projects for risks of climate maladaptation, which occurs when a project unintentionally increases vulnerability to climate change.
Click here to see her speaking at the EPA Emissions Hearing Rally in Pittsburgh on September 29, 2015.
Sage Lincoln is a 2015 Pitt Sustainability Award Winner (Student)