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Student Profiles

Rubenstein School undergraduate student Jessica Mailhot will use funding from her Ian A. Worley Award to combine her passion as an environmental scientist with her talent as an artist to model and express songbird abilities to adapt to climate change.


ENVS Ian A. Worley Award Celebrates Students’ Creative Thinking

For the second academic year, the UVM Environmental Program has awarded undergraduates a grant award to follow their dreams and to actively pursue environmental change. The Ian A. Worley Award fosters and celebrates creative and innovative approaches in confronting current and future environmental challenges.

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Doctoral student Charlie Nicholson conducts research with blueberry farmers to understand how landscape factors influence pollinators such as native bees.


Grad Student Charlie Nicholson Receives $140K National Science Foundation Fellowship

Charlie Nicholson, a doctoral student in the University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources garnered one of the top prizes available to graduate students this past March. One of three UVM students to earn a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) ...

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Rhianna Sommers describing a hydric soil at a wetland site


Rhianna Sommers Learns About an Environmental Consulting Career Through Semester Internship with VHB

During my time at UVM I have learned that I would prefer a job that is multidisciplinary, that has field and office components, includes independent and collaborative work, and integrates the natural and social sciences. For a while, I have had an idea that environmental consulting is the route I would like to take after college. ...

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Emil Tsao, second year Master's student in the Rubenstein School


Emil Tsao Discovers Transdisciplinary Research Is Challenging and Prefers It That Way

I was on the hunt for an interdisciplinary Master’s program that did not shy away from diving into critical social and environmental questions, when I stumbled across a rich blog whose author would later become my advisor. Professor Adrian Ivakhiv was working through a fascinating world of social theory and eco-cultural studies. ...

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