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When students complete our program, they remain part of our broad community by becoming part of our Global Alumni Network.  Our alumni are invited to participate in our graduate seminar courses, provide keynote remarks at our annual graduate research symposium, return to Virginia Tech for GCC gatherings, network with current students regarding career opportunities, and stay connected to each other.  

Meet & keep up with the Alumni Ph.D. Fellows of the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP below.

 

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    Dr. Benjamin Ahlswede
    Dr. Benjamin Ahlswede

    Researcher Assistant Professor, Penn State University | VT Alumni April 2021

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    Dr. Gifty Anane-Taabeah
    Dr. Gifty Anane-Taabeah

    Professor, Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana | VT Alumni September 2018

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    Dr. Kristen Bretz
    Dr. Kristen Bretz

    Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research, Virginia Tech | VT Alumni May 2023

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    Dr. Rachel Brooks
    Dr. Rachel Brooks

    Forest Pathologist, Washington State Department of Natural Resources | VT Alumni May 2020

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    Dr. Jennifer Brousseau
    Dr. Jennifer Brousseau

    Postdoc, Colorado State University | VT Alumni August 2023

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    Dr. Emma Bueren
    Dr. Emma Bueren

    Biological Sciences | VT Alumni May 2024

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    Dr. Melissa Burt
    Dr. Melissa Burt

    Assistant Professor, Tusculum University | VT Alumni May 2024

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    Dr. Felipe Carvalho
    Dr. Felipe Carvalho

    Postdoctoral Associate, Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech | VT Alumni December 2021

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    Dr. Stephen DeVilbiss
    Dr. Stephen DeVilbiss

    Ecologist, USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center | VT Alumni November 2020

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    Dr. Corinne “Cordie” Diggins
    Dr. Corinne “Cordie” Diggins

    Southwest Regional Climate Change Coordinator in Science Applications, US Fish & Wildlife Service | VT Alumni June 2016

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    Dr. Jonathan Doubek
    Dr. Jonathan Doubek

    Assistant Professor, Lake Superior State University School of Natural Resources & Environment and Center for Freshwater Research and Education | VT Alumni May 2018

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    Dr. Angie Estrada
    Dr. Angie Estrada

    Director, Summit Municipal Park | VT Alumni November 2019

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    Dr. Tamara Fetters
    Dr. Tamara Fetters

    Biological Sciences | VT Alumni August 2018

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    Dr. Becky Fletcher
    Dr. Becky Fletcher

    Scientist, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) | VT Alumni September 2019

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    Dr. Zach Gajewski
    Dr. Zach Gajewski

    Postdoctoral Researcher, NC State University | VT Alumni August 2021

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    Dr. Kerry Gendreau
    Dr. Kerry Gendreau

    Postdoctoral researcher at University of Heidelberg | VT Alumni May 2022

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    Dr. Heather Govenor
    Dr. Heather Govenor

    Senior Risk Assessor, EnSafe, Inc. | VT Alumni December 2017

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    Dr. Bennett Grooms
    Dr. Bennett Grooms

    Assistant Professor, Otterbein University | VT Alumni June 2021

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    Dr. Ariel Heminger
    Dr. Ariel Heminger

    Biological Scientist USDA-APHIS | VT Alumni November 2022

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    Dr. Derek Hennen
    Dr. Derek Hennen

    Slow the Spread Coordinator, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services | VT Alumni April 2020

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    Dr. Jessica Hernandez
    Dr. Jessica Hernandez

    Director of Fellowships and Grants, Whitman University | VT Alumni July 2021

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    Dr. Devin Hoffman
    Dr. Devin Hoffman

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College London | VT Alumni May 2022

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    Dr. Sydney Hope
    Dr. Sydney Hope

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Hunter College, City University of New York | VT Alumni December 2019

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    Dr. Cathy Jachowski
    Dr. Cathy Jachowski

    Associate Professor, Clemson University, Forestry and Environmental Conservation | VT Alumni August 2016

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    Dr. Korin Jones
    Dr. Korin Jones

    Stengl-Wyer Postdoctoral Scholar , University of Texas, Austin | VT Alumni July 2023

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    Dr. Ben Kligman
    Dr. Ben Kligman

    Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History | VT Alumni May 2023

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    Dr. Sarah Kuchinsky
    Dr. Sarah Kuchinsky

    Ph.D./DVM Dual Degree Student | Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

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    Dr. Vasiliy Lakoba
    Dr. Vasiliy Lakoba

    Director of Research, American Chestnut Foundation at Meadowview Research Farms | VT Alumni April 2021

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    Dr. Sam Lane
    Dr. Sam Lane

    NSF PRFB Fellow at North Dakota State University | VT Alumni August 2022

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    Dr. Abby Lewis
    Dr. Abby Lewis

    Smithsonian Climate Change Fellowship, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center | VT Alumni May 2024

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    Dr. Mary Lofton
    Dr. Mary Lofton

    Postdoctoral Researcher at VT |. VT Alumni June 2021

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    Dr. Cristina Marcillo
    Dr. Cristina Marcillo

    Senior Analyst Regulatory Reporting, BP | VT Alumni March 2020

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    Dr. Lauren Maynard
    Dr. Lauren Maynard

    Interdisciplinary Project Launch Director, NC State University | VT Alumni August 2022

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    Dr. Ryan McClure
    Dr. Ryan McClure

    Aquatic Ecologist, National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. | VT Alumni August 2020

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    Dr. Daniel Medina
    Dr. Daniel Medina

    Resident Lecturer, The School for Field Studies | VT Alumni July 2018

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    Dr. David Millican
    Dr. David Millican

    Biological Sciences | VT Alumni May 2023

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    Dr. Chloe Moore
    Dr. Chloe Moore

    Postdoctoral Fellow for the Arkansas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, University of Arkansas | VT Alumni May 2023

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    Dr. Caleb O’Brien
    Dr. Caleb O’Brien

    Faculty, Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, VT | VT Alumni August 2023

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    Dr. Rebecca O’Brien
    Dr. Rebecca O’Brien

    Fish and Wildlife Conservation | VT Alumni July 2023

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    Dr. Ernie Osburn
    Dr. Ernie Osburn

    Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky | VT Alumni March 2021

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    Dr. Amanda Pennino
    Dr. Amanda Pennino

    Research Soil Scientist with the USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service in Nebraska | VT Alumni May 2023

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    Dr. Luciana Pereira
    Dr. Luciana Pereira

    Fish and Wildlife Conservation | VT Alumni May 2024

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    Dr. Stephen Plont
    Dr. Stephen Plont

    Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Alabama | VT Alumni May 2023

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    Dr. Joshua Rady
    Dr. Joshua Rady

    Postdoc at Woodwell Climate Research Center | VT Alumni November 2022

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    Dr. Max Ragozzino
    Dr. Max Ragozzino

    Biological Control Entomologist, Oregon Department of Agriculture | VT Alumni May 2020

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    Dr. Laura Schoenle
    Dr. Laura Schoenle

    Associate Director for Undergraduate Research, Engineering Learning Initiatives, Cornell University | VT Alumni May 2017

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    Dr. Brandon Semel
    Dr. Brandon Semel

    Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service in Minnesota | VT Alumni February 2021

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    Dr. Meredith Semel
    Dr. Meredith Semel

    Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris | VT Alumni April 2022

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    Dr. Daniel Smith
    Dr. Daniel Smith

    Water Resources Engineer, Davids Engineering | VT Alumni August 2022

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    Dr. Tony Timpano
    Dr. Tony Timpano

    Water Monitoring Coordinator, VA Dept of Environmental Quality | VT Alumni August 2017

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    Dr. Ben Vernasco
    Dr. Ben Vernasco

    Post Doctoral Fellow, US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station | VT Alumni August 2019

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    Dr. Suwei Wang
    Dr. Suwei Wang

    Senior Manager in Patient-Centered Outcomes, Takeda Pharmaceuticals | VT Alumni April 2021

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    Dr. Nicole Ward
    Dr. Nicole Ward

    Natural Resources Program Supervisor, MN Department of Natural Resources | VT Alumni April 2021

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    Dr. Alaina Weinheimer
    Dr. Alaina Weinheimer

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences | VT Alumni November 2022

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    Dr. Carl Wepking
    Dr. Carl Wepking

    Research Scientist & Grassland 2.0 Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison | VT Alumni August 2018

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    Dr. Maya Wilson
    Dr. Maya Wilson

    Landbird Program Manager at BirdsCaribbean | VT Alumni November 2019,

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    Dr. Lauren Wind
    Dr. Lauren Wind

    Artificial Intelligence Solutions Architect- Senior Lead Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton | VT Alumni December 2020

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    Dr. Brenen M. Wynd
    Dr. Brenen M. Wynd

    Postdoctoral Fellow at Southeastern Louisiana University | VT Alumni February 2022