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Student Profiles

Gina Fiorile earns national acclaim for her role in engaging youth in climate change action.


First-Year Student Gina Fiorile Receives EPA Merit Award on Earth Day

Two things happened when Gina Fiorile, as a high school student in Saranac Lake, New York, contributed to leading the Wild Center’s Adirondack Youth Climate Summit in 2014.  

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Sam Parker conducting stream research in Alaska.


Rubenstein School PhD Student Receives Thomas J. Votta Fund for the Environment Award

Sam Parker, a Rubenstein School graduate student, received the 2014-2015 Thomas J. Votta Fund for the Environment award. Sam is a PhD student in RSENR's Natural Resources program. He works with Professor Breck Bowden in the Bowden Watershed Research Lab.

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Doctoral student Stephanie Juice's research adds to the understanding of effects of climate change and acid deposition on forest health and human communities..


Stephanie Juice Examines Seasonal Phenology and Soil Nutrients to Understand Effects of Climate Change and Acid Deposition

I am broadly interested in the ecological and biogeochemical effects of environmental change on forests and how multiple environmental pressures may interact to affect ecosystem processes.  My doctoral research under the guidance of Dr. Carol Adair examines plant-microbial interactions and nutrient dynamics in northeast forests, ...

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Undergraduate intern Taylor Smith


Taylor Smith Monitors Superfund Sites with Environmental Protection Agency

Throughout the course of my internship at the EPA, I gained a lot of experience in a number of different fields. I worked in the Superfund Division, which means that I was working with hazardous waste sites mostly. I had my hand in a number of projects, but the main thing I worked on was a site by the name of Norwood PCBs. It is ...

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