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Fall 2014 Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grant Recipient Erin Livesey '15

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The Rockefeller Center is proud to announce the Fall 2014 recipients of the Senior Honors Thesis Grants. This series highlights each recipient of a Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grant for Fall 2014.

The Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences. For more information on deadlines and how to apply, see our website here.

Erin Livesey '15

Erin Livesey is a member of the Class of 2015 from Baltimore, MD. She is an Environmental Studies major at Dartmouth College with a concentration in global sustainable development. Livesey is writing her thesis on the feasibility of commercial aquaponic operations as a means of supplying sustainable produce and fish to meet the demand of the United States. In her research, Livesey will profile running operations throughout the United States, identify salient drivers for success and failure, and hopefully work with some Dartmouth alumni along the way. She has previously investigated aquaculture diets as a Presidential Scholar with the Kapuscinski Lab, specifically examining the digestibility of mircoalgae by tilapia within Integrated Food Energy Systems. Livesey has further augmented her curriculum by studying Ecotourism and Sustainable Development at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. On campus, Livesey is the Vice President and a Sustainability Chair of Kappa Delta Epsilon. After graduation, Livesey hopes to one day attend business school and start her own aquaponics operation. Her advisor is Michael Cox.

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