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Meet Rubenstein People

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

Rebecca Stern


Rebecca Stern Studies Adaptation of Tree Species to Environmental Change

Like many budding scientists, I was first inspired to pursue study in an environmental field by an exceptional high school teacher. Wanting to do the same for young learners, I entered the field of science education post-college, in which I taught in both formal and informal settings. Preparing students to face the challenges our ...

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Dan Kopin


Dan Kopin Interns with UVM Energy Researchers

In the fall of 2015, I worked as a research assistant on the UVM Off-Campus Energy Study. The study, run by Rubenstein School Ph.D. candidates Dan Fredman and Elizabeth Palchak, examines how monetary incentives and real-time feedback influence electricity customer behavior. I contributed to the study in three ways: assisting in ...

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Michael Wironen


UVM Grad Student Wins Switzer Environmental Fellowship

Michael Wironen, PhD student in UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, received a Switzer Fellowship to support his studies at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.

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Jessica Mailhot displays her artwork.


Jessica Mailhot Portrays Passion for Birds, Research and Art: Environmental Sciences Degree

Rubenstein School Environmental Sciences major Jessica Mailhot (’16), a naturally talented artist, creatively captured several passions – birds, research, and art – in her four years at the University of Vermont.

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