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From studying sea turtle nesting in Trinidad to studying the natural history of Vermont, Rubenstein people are active in the field and in the classroom. Get to know us.

Student Profiles

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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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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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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Cleopatra Doley (front center) interned with Waterkeeper Alliance in New York City.


T. Cleopatra Doley: Environmental Studies Major

Growing up in New York City where she attended the High School for Environmental Studies, Cleopatra Doley knew, from high school visits to UVM, that she was headed to the Rubenstein School and its Environmental Program. Once on campus, she joined the debate team, sought out leadership, facilitator, and grassroots-campaign training ...

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