Many of our students are successful in receiving fellowships, grants, or other honors for their academic and/or professional achievements. We are proud to showcase their most recent accolades in this list. If you know of someone who might be featured on this page, please reach out to us at [email protected].
Hannah Jo King
Hannah Jo is a doctoral student advised by Dr. Mae Davenport. Hannah Jo has received a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Her research explores African-American ecological knowledge and environmental justice.
Hannah Jo is also a recipient of the University of Minnesota 2021 President's Student Leadership and Service Award (PSLSA). The PSLSA recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders for their exceptional leadership and service to the University and the surrounding community.
Jamie is a recipient of a 2020-21 Fulbright Fellowship. (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamie's fellowship has been postponed.) She will conduct research in Hokkaido, Japan, focusing on forest health, tree physiology, and forest management practices related to climate change. This research will build upon her current dissertation work on adaptive management and climate change responses of tree species in northern Minnesota. Jamie will also seek to contextualize the work within the framework of Indigenous rights and sovereignty in forest management practices. She is co-advised by Dr. Rebecca Montgomery and Dr. Matt Russell.
Florencia Pech Cardenas
Florencia, co-advised by Dr. Mike Dockry and Dr. Kristen Nelson, is a 2020-21 recipient of the University of Minnesota's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for her project entitled Influences of Handicraft Production on Gender, Livelihoods, and Natural Resources Management in Maya Communities. As part of the IDF, Florencia is hosted by the University's Institute for Advanced Study, with Bianet Castellanos serving as her IAS mentor.
Sam has been awarded a 2021-22 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for his project entitled Compounding Disturbances, Ecological Resilience, and the Turbulent Forest. Sam is co-advised by Dr. Lee Frelich and Dr. Peter Reich.
Sam has also received the University of Minnesota 2021 President's Student Leadership and Service Award (PSLSA). The PSLSA recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders for their exceptional leadership and service to the University and the surrounding community.
Artur has been awarded a 2021 Philip Hamm Graduate Honorable Mention Scholarship. The award recognizes students with outstanding promise as plant scientists, and is the most prestigious award in the plant sciences at the University of Minnesota. Artur is co-advised by Dr. Rebecca Montgomery and Dr. Peter Reich.
Emilie received a 2020-21 CFANS Diversity Scholars Graduate Student Fellowship to embark upon her Master's program, with Dr. Chris Lenhart serving as her advisor. Emilie's work focuses on the characterization of carbon and phosphorus cycling and movement in restored Minnesota peatlands.