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Graduate Student Participants

Rachael Brown, Wyss Scholar for the American West (2008), is a graduate student in the Environmental Sciences and Policy Program at Northern Arizona Univrsity. Her research focuses on water scarcity, interest groups, and Western water policy.

Moran Henn, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow (2008), is an international graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Policy at NAU. Her research focuses on the integration of indigenous knowledge in the protection and management of public lands. She is also the proud mother of an adventurous little girl who loves the outdoors and makes every day worthwhile.

Chris Holcomb, Wyss Scholar for the American West (2008), is a graduate student in the Environmental Sciences and Policy Program at NAU. He uses a GIS-based approach to study natural resource management and forest fire ecology. His interests include water scarcity and climate change.

Hillary Hudson is a graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Policy. Her research utilizes a GIS-based approach for invasive plant management and ecological restoration in National Parks.

Lauren Mork is a graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Policy at NAU. Her research focuses on forest management, fire ecology, and grazing policy on public lands.

Larissa Sommers, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow (2008) is a graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Policy at NAU. Her research focuses on traditional ecological knowledge, specifically climate change impacts on subsistence harvesting practices in rural Alaska.

Theresa Spang, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow (2008), is a graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Policy at NAU. Her research is focused on wilderness management, US wilderness policy, and the Russian zapovednik system.

Jared Travis is a recent graduate from the Environmental Engineering program at NAU. His research focuses on water quality and accessibility. He is a founding member and President of the NAU Chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

Karin Wadsack, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow (2008), is graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Policy at NAU. Her research focuses on renewable energy development, sustainability, and energy policy.