Park Scholar Media Mentions

Several Park Scholars have received media attention in recent months for their work on entrepreneurial initiatives and causes ranging from medicine to girls’ empowerment, the environment, and affordable housing. Read on to learn how they’re positively impacting their communities.

Tommy Vitolo ’00 Combats Climate Change – One Community at a Time

When Tommy Vitolo ‘00 is not identifying opportunities to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, and electricity bills as an associate for Synapse Energy Economics, he’s writing legislation for local government to use green cleaning products and prohibit the sale of tobacco on educational campuses in his role as a Brookline Town Meeting member.

Travis Miles ’07 Studies Climate Change in Antarctic Circle

posted 2011.07.21 After living through over half a dozen major hurricanes while growing up in Hawaii and North Carolina, Travis Miles ‘07 decided he wanted to spend his life exploring the atmosphere and the oceans. This past year, Miles spent several months in Antarctica to investigate how climate change impacts ecosystems on the frozen continent. Miles was based at Palmer Station, one of three American research stations located in Antarctica as part of the Palmer Station Long-Term Ecosystem Research (PAL-LTER)
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