Student Profile

Amanda Hunt

I am a Masters student in Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF. My research focuses on the tensions and conflicts provoked by the “green” energy transition. More specifically, I am studying how local and Native community members were involved in the permitting/planning process for the largest lithium mine in the United States, Thacker Pass Mine, which is in northern Nevada near the Oregon border. In my time with Syracuse Community Geography, I worked on a variety of projects including creating a regional list of environmental organizations and assisting with a grant working to increase local farm inputs in school meals. I greatly enjoyed my time with SCG and all that I’ve learned about community groups and community-based research!