2017 Hickcox Award Recipient Emily Li

Photo credit Diana Hope Li (C'12)Photo credit Diana Hope Li (C'12)

Since 2015, the Department of Environmental Sciences has been honored to present the Hickcox award to a graduating senior. Named in honor of our distinguished Emeritus Professor, C. Woodbridge Hickcox, or Woody as we know him, the award recognizes an ENVS senior who displays significant leadership, presence and service within the department and Emory community. This year we are pleased to announce that Emily Li will receive the $500 Hickcox award.

Emily graduates with distinction this spring. Having received highest honors on her honors thesis, "Climate Change Is in the Air: Investigating Climate and Air Quality in Atlanta", Emily began her Emory career as an Liberal Arts Scholar and shaped an undergraduate experience that draws a clear picture of scholarship and service.  As a talented writer and editor, Emily honed her skills over the last four years through various on-campus endeavors and through meaningful internship opportunities outside of Emory. From being a staff writer for The Emory Wheel, a Senior Lead Media Specialist in the Department of Film and Media Studies and the digital media director for the Emory Climate Organization, to interning as a science writer and communications intern with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Emily is poised and ready for life after Emory.

In fall 2017, Emily will be joining the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Residency Master's in Teaching (PRMT) program. While we wish her all of the very best, she will be sorely missed here in ENVS and across the Emory community.

Please join us in congratulating Emily!

Samples of Emily’s writing from her internship at the Smithsonian and her experience as an Emory University delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, Morocco are available through the links below:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center blog

Blog posts from Marrakech (December 2016)