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Julie Blum

Fall 2018 M.S. Student in the Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution


Carolyn Iwicki

Fall 2018 I’m a PhD student in Rutgers’ Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program and a member of Dr. Olaf Jensen’s lab.  I grew up in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, DC, though I spent most of my summers in Cape May.  After earning my B.S. in Environmental Biology from Christopher Newport University, I moved just up


Carrie Martin

Fall 2018 Prior to coming to Rutgers University, I graduated as a double major in May 2018 with a B.A. in Public Policy and Environmental Science and Policy from William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. I was fortunate enough to take classes in Sustainability and the Chesapeake Bay, Aquatic Ecology, and Coastal Marine Environments. These


Sarah Murphy

Fall 2018 I am from Rockland County, NY and have obtained my B.S in Oceanography from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2017. I am currently pursuing a M.S. in Oceanography in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. I am an avid environmentalist and have always been interested in studying


John Sousa

Fall 2018 As a Master of Business and Sciences (MBS) graduate student, my academic and career pursuits encompass a holistic approach to sustainability and resiliency.  From an early age I became very much interested in natural systems.  My childhood experiences in the outdoors made me better understand the difficulties associated with sustainability in an ever-developing


Ellen O. White

Fall 2018 I’m an urban designer, certified city planner, transportation planner, and GIS analyst, with an interest in the environmental effects of transportation infrastructure. My work combines macro-scale analyses of landscape history, ecology, transportation policy, and design, measuring the effects of these forces through the lens of climate change. I’m interested in discovering how the


Amanda Williams

Fall 2018 I am from NJ and attended Rutgers as an undergraduate, obtaining a BA in chemistry. I am starting as a PhD candidate in the Microbial Life Department at Rutgers in the lab of Dr. Debashish Bhattacharya, studying the genomics of coral. The main goal of my work will be to identify mechanisms in


Cansu Yerdelenli

Fall 2018 M.C.R.P. Student in the Graduate Program in Urban Planning and Policy Development