Casey Conrad

Class of 2021

Department: Geosciences

Certificate: Environmental Studies

Honors, awards, prizes, or publications: Ivy League Fall Academic All-Ivy: selected and ranked within top five of the ~170 fall Princeton athletes in academic and athletic achievement; Sustainability Chair at University Cottage Club; Junior and Senior Year Captain of the Princeton Men's Division-I Water Polo Team; Northeast Water Polo Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player; NWPC All-Tournament First Team Selection 

Research Interest:  I spent the summer after my sophomore year researching with the Princeton Geosciences department regarding climate change leading into Earth's fifth mass extinction. I was under the guidance of Professor Gerta Keller, whose work has involved this specific topic for multiple decades. In terms of public policy and research, my senior thesis (independent study) is dealing with rising sea levels and its impact on the NYC subway system, which combines both geosciences and the necessary public policy to mitigate the damages to this infrastructure. I am very interested in public policy, especially concerning clean energy, and plan on pursuing a career related to this topic post-graduation.

Hobbies: As an Eagle Scout, I love the outdoors. I am passionate about water sports, like surfing. I am on the Princeton water polo team.

Hometown:  Lafayette, CA/USA

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