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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


Holly Berman

Fall 2017 As a first year PhD student in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy with a concentration in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change, my research interests focus on the social dimensions of resource consumption and climate change. I am a graduate research assistant in the Department of Human Ecology, involved with a


Jonathan Miller

Fall 2017 I was born and raised in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania before leaving to earn a B.A. in geology at Colgate University. I am now enrolled as a Master’s student in the Oceanography Department of Rutgers University. My primary research interests involve nearshore processes and the way sediment transport influences geomorphology and stability in coastal areas.


Zoë Kitchel

Fall 2017 Growing up in Maine, I quickly became fascinated by the ocean systems in my backyard. After graduating with a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale College, I spent two years in coastal Alaska working for the University of Alaska. Working alongside researchers and fishermen, I became even more excited to pursue


Monica Norton

Fall 2017 Born and raised in New Jersey, I ventured to Beloit College in Wisconsin where I obtained a B.S. degree in Geology in 2015. In 2014, I spent half a year studying climate change, geologic hazards, and engineering geology abroad in Norway. Since graduating from Beloit, I have returned to New Jersey and have


Alana Rader

Fall 2017 After growing up in landlocked Boise, ID I have always been drawn to the coast. I received a B.S. and M.S. in Physical Geography from the University of Victoria, where my research focused on coastal erosion and vegetation restoration. In general, I take great interest in the feedback between coastal geomorphology, plant ecology