Alyssa is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. Her research is based on partnerships with community and governmental organizations and aims to apply epidemiologic and interdisciplinary methods to investigate the health effects of climate change for the development of locally relevant climate resilience strategies and adaptations.
Amy is a PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Her past research has centered environmental conservation through a hydrological as well as material science lens. During her time at UW Amy hopes to collaborate with local communities of color to form solutions to the impacts of climate change on aquatic systems and urban water supply.
Becky is a PhD student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences studying the impacts of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure on health. She uses environmental epidemiology methods to explore the interaction between engineering and public health and inform strategies for reducing water and sanitation insecurity in low- and middle-income settings.
Claire is a graduate student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences interested in community-scale ecology. She will be investigating the effects of climate change on invasive species dynamics and the consequential impacts on juvenile Chinook salmon in the Columbia River Basin. Beyond academics, Claire enjoys alpine ski touring, mountain biking, and learning new languages on DuoLingo.
Gio is an acoustic ecologist interested in the sonic relationships between organisms and their habitats. His research utilizes soundscape analysis to monitor animal behavior, evaluate ecosystem biodiversity, and assess the impact of anthropogenic noise. He is eager to collaborate with others to ultimately transform insights from our soundscapes into tangible management decisions and conservation results.
Jocelyn has worked as a wetland biologist for the Washington DoT since 2019 and is now pursuing a Masters in Environmental and Forest Sciences. She is interested in bridging the gap between wetland management and data science by using remote sensing tools to improve long-term wetland monitoring. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, climbing, and playing with her dog.
Keenan is a Masters student in the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory at UW. Previously, Keenan studied lake morphology in the Rose Lab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His current research focuses on modeling forest water stress from satellite imagery.
Matias is a concurrent Masters student in Urban Planning and Public Health. His interests lie in community health and recovery in the wake of disasters and other traumatic events, with a specific focus on placemaking post-relocation. In his free time, Matias likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors, preferably on or near the water.
Nicole is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences in the Applied Ecology Lab. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change, urbanization, and introduced species on Kokanee salmon in Lake Sammamish.
Sanchit is a graduate student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department solving the problem of reservoir sedimentation management using machine learning. He believes in developing ML/AI based tools using remote sensing for society that can help towards the development of a sustainable environment. He is from India and loves to play chess.
Shubroto is a PhD student at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Using physiological and modeling approaches, he seeks to improve the water use efficiency in crop plants curtailing the use of groundwater towards freshwater sustainability in changing climate. He enjoys traveling and likes photography during his free time
Yasmine is a graduate student in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences studying the health of urban carnivores in King County’s terrestrial and aquatic systems. She hopes to conduct wildlife research within the OneHealth framework, working with interdisciplinary teams across institutions and agencies. When not doing research, Yasmine can be found baking, reading or enjoying the beauty of the Cascades.
Aji is a PhD candidate in Biology at University of Washington. His interests include exploring microclimatic patterns in forest understories and studying phenology of wildflower meadows using high-resolution satellite imagery. His research is aided by a desire to develop open source instrumentation for environmental sensing and plant physiology.
Alyssa is a graduate student in the Atmospheric Sciences department studying the impacts of global water movement on climate. She hopes to research the intersections between racial justice, community water and energy rights, and climate change to create equitable, justice-oriented climate solutions.
Anna has been a commercial fisherwoman for the past six years and is excited to direct her research towards the interactions between communities and commercial fisheries. When not in school or working in Alaska, Anna enjoys skiing, biking and cooking for friends and family.
Carina is excited to learn more about environmental engineering and apply it to projects focused on improving water systems and sustainable development around the world. In the future, she hopes to get a Ph.D. and tackle some of the world’s most pressing water and environmental challenges.
Carolina is a Natural Resources Engineer and student of Urban Planning. Her work has focused on restoration ecology, landscape ecology and environmental planning using GIS, remote sensing and data analytics in Chile and the Pacific Northwest. Currently, she is interested in forested wetlands and how they are responding under climate change and urbanization processes.
Casey is a Masters student at the School of Environmental and Marine Affairs. She plans to study salmon habitat restoration and resilience to climate change with Tribal nations along the Klamath River. Casey hopes to continue collaborating on biocultural restoration projects and researching strategies for climate adaptive management of watersheds.
Claire is a PhD student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Through the use of interdisciplinary data sources and modelling approaches, she seeks to identify climate resilience solutions that optimize ecology restoration and management while protecting the health of communities most vulnerable to climate-related hazards.
Through ecological modeling, Emily hopes to examine the impacts of invasive species and other anthropogenic disturbances and how to mitigate their effects on aquatic ecosystems. She is excited to continue developing scientific communication skills to facilitate collaboration between academic and non-academic organizations to improve resource conservation and management efforts.
Gabriel has been ambling around the forests and mountains most of his life. Recently, his curiosity was piqued by increasing human interaction with alpine lakes and streams. He wants to measure that interaction and protect those valuable spaces while improving access for marginalized communities and stewardship of alpine waterways by proximal communities.
Hannah is a PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. She hopes to improve snowpack modeling to inform streamflow and water management. When she is not working, Hannah enjoys climbing, skiing, cooking, and reading.
Hörður is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is exploring new methods to model and predict glacier melt, snowmelt, and streamflow under climate change. Hörður grew up on the banks of a glacial river in Iceland and, in summer, when he is not working, he is usually outside trying to catch a glimpse of the terrifying Lagarfljót Worm, Iceland‘s ancient equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster.
Jessica has a passion for international development and is interested in working on sustainable conservation efforts that include local communities. Managing conflicting freshwater resource demands in a changing climate is especially fascinating to her.
Liz loves to study streams and rivers almost as much as she loves to play in them. In the future, she hopes to use science to build community and strengthen river health from headwaters out to sea.
Rachel is interested in the impacts of anthropogenic manipulation of watersheds through invasive species transmission and altered flow regimes and developing conservation approaches which employ an array of big data sources. Her thesis research leverages mobile applications, online forums, and social media to model risk of invasive species’ movement between inland waters via human-driven pathways.
Robin is a PhD in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. They are interested in working with communities to model the effects of wildfire and cultural-burn practices on water systems to help in climate adaptation and resilience. During their free time, Robin enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing piano.
Shorna is from Bangladesh and majored in Fisheries. She seeks to understand the aquatic ecosystem, and learn more about conservation. She wants to restore polluted aquatic environments in order to ensure environmental wellbeing as well as human wellbeing.
Sara is excited to explore underwater ecosystems with the School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, where she will bring her expertise in animal behavior to the study of disease. Her long-term career goal is to engage in interdisciplinary exchange and to build a strong foundation for understanding the multifaceted and interwoven social, ecological, economic, and demographic factors that drive disease transmission.
Sofi is an MS/PhD student in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and plans to study riparian plant restoration ecology with tribal nations along the Klamath River as dams are removed along the watershed. Ultimately Sofi hopes to work at the intersection of wetland conservation science and indigenous sovereignty in order to help mitigate climate change and promote a more just world.