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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.