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ENVS student Shahnaz Mooney featured in Cascade Magazine

Recent University of Oregon graduate Shahnaz Mooney is featured in this fall’s issue of Cascade, the magazine of the UO college of arts and sciences. Not only did she complete double majors in environmental studies and philosophy, but her thesis, which explores the ethics of feeding antibiotics to animals in industrial farming, was awarded the college’s interdisciplinary thesis award. She has always been fascinated by epidemics, which drove the subject of her research: she notes that “80 percent of (US) meat randomly tested . . . shows traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria” like salmonella and E. coli. The threat to public health is very real, she argues, and her work offers suggestions for preventing a global epidemic.

To read more about Shahnaz Mooney, her research, and experience at the University of Oregon, please visit Cascade‘s website here.