Student profile

Sarah Vogel catching bullfrogs in Arizona

Sarah Vogel: investigating human dimensions of dam relicensing

University of Maine graduate student Sarah Vogel is investigating the dam relicensing process as it relates to federally regulated hydropower dams in Maine. Her work is part of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions’ Future of Dams project. Vogel and other researchers will be striving to understand stakeholder actions and identify potential […]

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Kayla Greenawalt

Kayla Greenawalt: Scholar-athlete makes case for protecting the environment

Exploring national parks as a teen during a family cross-country trip made a lasting impression on Kayla Greenawalt. “It made me want to be around that environment and protect the environment,” says the University of Maine ecology and environmental sciences major. Greenawalt, who returned from a research trip to the Falkland Islands with Ph.D. student […]

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Aliya Uteuova

Social media spotlight: Aliya Uteuova

Hometown: Astana, Kazakhstan I’m a political science and journalism major. I’m the culture editor [at the Maine Campus]; being a journalist allows you to really get into a story, report on it, research it and when it’s time to move on, you can. The University of Maine has more than 500 international students on campus. […]

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Michaela Murray

Michaela Murray: finding academic path on road to sustainability

University of Maine student Michaela Murray, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental sciences, found her research passion in the form of sustainable food systems. Murray, who is an Honors College student with a minor in economics,  learned about the Farm to Institution Food Project (F2I), a pilot program the Honors College […]

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Jarod Webb

Jarod Webb: Sophomore education major in student leadership

During his senior year at Penquis Valley High School in Milo, Maine, Jarod Webb was conflicted about what he wanted to study at the University of Maine. Then one of his teachers asked, “What about teaching?” “I thought that it would be a really nice profession to go into to be able to help people, […]

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Isaiah Mansour

Social media spotlight: Isaiah Mansour

Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut I’m a marine science major with a dual concentration in marine biology and aquaculture, and for two years I was vice president of student entertainment. I enjoy playing music, reading, meditation and being outside. I’m researching human pharmaceutical uses of marine invertebrates. I’ve always been fascinated by marine life and how marine […]

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Abigail Bennett

Social media spotlight: Abigail Bennett

Hometown: Oxford, Maine I’m fascinated by the increasing complexity of the stock market and the power concentrated in the hands of corporate owners. I’m a senior studying financial economics; my Honors thesis is on the difference in performance between passively and actively owned companies. I love being co-president of UMaine’s student-run investment club (SPIFFY) and […]

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Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Hillyer: drifting with the tides

University of Maine graduate student Gabrielle “Gabby” Hillyer is leading research on Medomak River in Waldoboro, Maine that aims to better understand the dynamics of the estuary’s ability to flush out harmful bacteria. After storms with more than an inch of rain, the bacteria can cause the closure of clam flats for a mandatory nine-day […]

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