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Geller Student Research Fellowships Awarded to Eight Students

The Albert, Norma and Howard ’77 Geller Endowed Research Awards are granted to Clark University students to assist with conducting independent research that advances our understanding of natural resource and environmental sustainability. This year’s recipients are:

  • Arman Bajracharya (Ph.D. Geography)
    Land Use Land Cover Modifications as Disaster Response in Sindhupalchok District: Understanding Adaptive Pathways for Double Exposure in Nepalese Communities
    Faculty Mentor: Rinky Roy Chowdhury
  • Sergio Carvajal (Ph.D. Geography)
    Understanding REDD+ Beyond a Carbon-Centric Approach: Sustainable Agriculture and the Transformation of Indigenous, Peasant and Black Communities in Colombia
    Faculty Mentor: Gustavo Oliveira
  • Sophia Hayes (B.A. Geography and Environmental Science)
    Flood Patterns and Extractivist Geographies on Indigenous Lands in Northern Wisconsin: An Integrated Approach
    Faculty Mentor: John Rogan
  • Maddy Kroot (Ph.D. Geography)
    Contesting Energy Transitions: Understanding Community Opposition to High-Voltage Transmission Lines in Northern New England
    Faculty Mentor: James McCarthy
  • Al-Rauf Mahama (M.A. Environmental Science and Policy)
    Urban Greening, Waste Reduction, and Community Well-Being: A Case Study in the Upper West Ghana for Sustainable Urban Development
    Faculty Mentor: Eman Lasheen
  • Walter Poulson (Ph.D. Geography)
    Expert Knowledge and Discourses for Solar Photovoltaic Policy and Development: Ethnographic Fieldwork at Two Industry Conferences
    Faculty Mentor: Gustavo Oliveira
  • Prasanth Prakesh Prabhu (Ph.D. Biology)
    Investigating the Genetic Underpinnings of Nitrogen Pollution Induced Trophic Transition in Wood-Decaying Mushroom Hohenbuehelia mastrucata
    Faculty Mentor: David Hibbett
  • Jewon Ryu (Ph.D. Geography) Unraveling the Impact of New Technology on Society: Challenges in Adopting EVs in Jeju Island, South Korea
    Faculty Mentor: Deborah Martin

For full project descriptions, see the Geller Student Fellowship web page.