Christopher Olivares

B.A.
French
2011
B.S.
Chemical Engineering
2011
B.S.
Environmental Engineering
2014
M.A.
French
2015
Ph.D.
Environmental Engineering
2016
Postdoctoral Scholar in Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Pursuing BA and MA degrees in French at UA have allowed me to have a broader perspective on environmental engineering, one that encompasses French and Francophone cultural perspectives on the environment, society, and health. During my studies at UA, I spent some weeks in Paris and Bretagne at Veolia Environnement, a French water and waste management company. Being able to communicate in French and know the culture enriched immeasurably my experience as an intern.

Here is a link to the podcast that I produced about water treatment and sewers throughout the history of Paris. A lot of the content was from classes and course I took at the French Department: https://soundcloud.com/water-podcast/episode-306-the-sewers-of-paris