MS Students

Emily Guske is a second-year M.S. student in the IL lab. This is her fourth year in the in(Secure) Landscapes Lab, and she graduated with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May 2020. As an undergraduate student, Emily researched the legal and regulatory processes for the permitting of crude oil pipelines (and the Dakota Access Pipeline specifically) both federally and in the state of Illinois. She also analyzed the avenues for participation that were available in the pipeline permitting process for public actors who sought to stop the construction of DAPL in Illinois. As a dual-degree M.S. student in NRES and Urban Planning, Emily’s research focuses on the politics of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa. She will additionally complete the graduate minor in Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) in order to apply an intersectional feminist approach to her work on extractive policy and law.