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Prarthana Raja

Fall 2017 I am a first year Ph.D. student in The Graduate School of Engineering. I was born and raised in India. After completing my undergraduate degree in Architecture I moved to the United States to pursue my master in Engineering here at Rutgers. At Rutgers I worked on various GIS (Geographical Information System) mapping


Sara Wengrowski

Fall 2017 I received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University, and am continuing my studies at Rutgers University in the Civil Engineering Department with Dr. Jie Gong. I was inspired to pursue a Master¹s degree relating to Coastal Climate Change Risk and Resiliency after my hometown, Toms River, New Jersey, was


Dominic Wirkijowski

Fall 2017 I am a graduate student studying Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. My area of study is bridge engineering, where I have experience in concrete material research, non-destructive evaluation methods, and structural health monitoring. I completed my bachelor’s at Rutgers University and have spent my entire life in the


Tracy Youngster

Fall 2017 I grew up in New Jersey and I received a B.A. in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University in 2011. After graduation, I worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA for three years as a research assistant for a sustainable aquaculture project where my main focus was to develop a sustainable


Russell Archer

Spring 2017 I was raised in Trinidad and Tobago before moving to the United States and currently reside in East Orange, NJ with my family. I completed my undergraduate degree in Structural Engineering at Princeton University in 2016 and decided to pursue a Master of Science in Structural Engineering at Rutgers University. The Coastal Climate


SJ Guterl

Spring 2017 I am from New Jersey and worked in various industries while pursuing a BA and MS in Statistics at Rutgers University. After working as a biostatistical research assistant I returned to Rutgers to pursue a PhD in Environmental Science and spatial analysis as I wanted to further explore my interest in monitoring coastal


Kristen Joyse

Spring 2017 My background is in geosciences, particularly in physical earth systems and climate dynamics. I received my B.S. in Geology from the University of Arizona in 2015, and I am currently a M.S. candidate in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department of Rutgers University. The projects I am currently working on include creating a


Stephanie Kealy

Spring 2017 I grew up in New Jersey before leaving to earn my BA in geology at Mount Holyoke College. I returned to New Jersey and am now a Master’s student in the Ecology and Evolution department working with Dr. Rebecca Jordan.  My main research interest is in studying science learning, specifically climate change education


Johnny Quispe

Spring 2017 I am a second year Ph.D. student in Graduate Program of Ecology and Evolution at Rutgers-New Brunswick, advised by Dr. Jean Marie Hartman. I was born and raised in Union City, NJ and currently reside in Highland Park, NJ. My interest in complex problems such as the interaction of economic value, ecological function,