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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

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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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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