Mitchell Center Student Researchers

Sara Kelemen, master's student

Sara KelemenHome Department: School of Food and Agriculture, UMaine Agroecology Lab
Advisor: Rachel Schattman
Mitchell Center Research Project: Enhancing Equity Outcomes for the Maine Climate Council
News article on Sara’s research: Sara Kelemen: Addressing equity in Maine’s climate strategies (UMaine News, Oct. 26, 2020)

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Valeria Briones, master's student

Valeria BrionesHome department: School of Forest Resources
Research program: NRT: Enhancing Conservation Science and Practice
Advisors: Sandra de Urioste-Stone, Daniel Hayes
Mitchell Center research project: We’re All in This Together: Participatory Planning for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation
Feature story on Valeria’s work: ‘We’re all in this together’: Students lead climate-planning project (Dec. 2020)

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Asha DiMatteo-LePape, master's student

Asha DiMatteo-LePapeHome department: School of forest Resources
Research program: NRT: Enhancing Conservation Science and Practice
Advisors: Sandra de Urioste-Stone, Sabrina Morano
Mitchell Center research project: We’re All in This Together: Participatory Planning for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation
Feature story on Asha’s work: ‘We’re all in this together’: Students lead climate-planning project (Dec. 2020)

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Gabriela Wolf-Gonzalez, master's student

Gabriela Wolf-GonzalezHome Department: Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Research program: NRT: Enhancing Conservation Science and Practice
Advisors: Sandra de Urioste-Stone, Sarah Nelson
Mitchell Center Research Project: We’re All in This Together: Participatory Planning for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation
Feature story on Gabriela’s work: ‘We’re all in this together’: Students lead climate-planning project (Dec. 2020)

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Joey Reed, master's student

Joey ReedHome Department: School of Economics
Research Project: Developing Economic and Community Resilience Indicators for the Katahdin Region
Research Advisor(s): Adam Daigneault, Kathleen Bell
Feature article on Joey’s research: Challenges and change: Cultivating resilience in rural communities (September 2020)

Matthew Mensinger, master's student

Matt Mensinger with netHome Department: Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
Research Project: Future of Dams
Research Advisor(s): Joseph Zydlewski, Erik Blomberg
Feature article on Matt’s research: Eels and energy: Can we have both? (August 2020)

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Sarah Risley, master's student

Home Department: School of Marine Sciences
Research Project: Strengthening Coastal Economies
Research Advisor(s): Heather Leslie, Josh Stoll
News Article on Sarah’s research: Strengthening Coastal Economies broadens shellfish focus to include oysters, scallops and mussels (June 4, 2020)

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Gabby Hillyer, doctoral student

Gabby HillyerHome Department: Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Research Project: Strengthening Coastal Economies
Research Advisor: Bridie McGreavy
UMaine News article on Gabby’s Brookie Award: Hillyer’s environmental leadership earns her a Brookie Award (June 29, 2020)
News article on Gabby’s research: Drifting with the Tides: A New Beginning (March 21, 2019)
Solutions article: Drifting with the Tides (June 2018)

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Sohaib Alahmed, doctoral student

Home department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research project: Strengthening Coastal Economies
Research advisor: Lauren Ross
News article on Sohaib’s research: Strengthening Coastal Economies broadens focus to include oysters, scallops and mussels (June 4, 2020)

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Struan Coleman, master's student

Home Department: School of Marine Sciences
Research Project: Strengthening Coastal Economies
Research Advisor(s): Damian Brady
News Article: Strengthening Coastal Economies broadens shellfish focus to include oysters, scallops and mussels (June 4, 2020)

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Stephanie Ayotte, undergraduate student

Home Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Project: Food Waste Management: Empowering Maine Businesses Toward Sustainability
Research Advisor: Susanne Lee
News article on Stephanie’s research: Helping Maine Businesses Find Food Waste Solutions (April 2, 2020)

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Peter O'Brien, undergraduate student

Home Department: Economics
Research Project: Food Waste Management: Empowering Maine Businesses Toward Sustainability
Research Advisor: Susanne Lee
News article on Peter’s research: Helping Maine Businesses Find Food Waste Solutions (April 2, 2020)

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Katie Tims, undergraduate student

Home Department: Biology & Ecology
Research Project: Food Waste Management: Empowering Maine Businesses Toward Sustainability
Research Advisor: Susanne Lee
News article on Katie’s research: Helping Maine Businesses Find Food Waste Solutions (April 2, 2020)

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Brieanne Berry, doctoral student

Brie Berry

Home Department: Anthropology & Environmental Policy
Research Project: Materials Management
Research Advisor: Cindy Isenhour
News article on Brie’s research: Waste Not, Want Not (March 6, 2017)
Reopening Reuse: COVID-19 Safety for Community Reuse in Maine (Sept. 2020)

Sonja Birthisel, doctoral student

Sonja BirthiselHome Department: Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Research Project: Economic Sustainability of Maine Organic farms in a Changing Climate
Research Advisor: Eric Gallandt
Newsletter article on Sonja’s research: Bank Robber (June 2018)

Tyler Quiring, doctoral student

Tyler QuiringHome Department: Communication & Journalism
Research project: New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams
Research Advisor: Bridie McGreavy
News article on Tyler’s research: Stories Hatched from the Nest (June 21, 2016)

Sarah Vogel, master's student

Sarah VogelHome Department: Wildlife Ecology, Fisheries & Conservation Biology
Research Project: New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams
Research Advisors: Jessica Jansujwicz and Joe Zydlewski
News article on Sarah’s research: How do dam decisions get made? (Feb. 13, 2018)

Bea Van Dam, master's student

Bea VanDamHome Department: Earth & Climate Sciences
Research Project: Characterizing Watersheds that Influence Coastal Bacteria Pollution
Research Advisor: Sean Smith
News article on Bea’s research: Tree Throws, Puddles and Ponded Water (May 9, 2018)

Emma Fox, doctoral student

Emma Fox

Home Department: Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Research Project: New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams
Research Advisor: Sharon Klein
News article on Emma’s research: Science with Attitude (May 31, 2016)