211B Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Graduate Research Topic
Role of Women in Sustainability of Drinking Water Supply projects in Developing Countries
"Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think we become. (Margaret Thatcher)
Nargis is sponsored Fulbright student from Tajikistan. She has ten years of professional experience in the area of community drinking water supply and sanitation, school sanitation and hygiene education, WASH emergency response and coordination, working with UNICEF, and international NGO (ACTED) in Tajikistan. She has successfully graduated from Oxford University (UK) in March 2013, program of Water Science, Policy and Management and conducted a research on "Sustainability of Donor-funded drinking water supply projects in Rural Areas of Tajikistan" in 2012.
Rakhshinda is a Fulbright Masters Scholar from Pakistan. She is pursuing her Masters degree in Environmental Sc. with concentration in Water and Wetland Resource Studies. She is currently working on Economic value of Alpine wetlands of Northern Pakistan. Water Resource Management, Climate Change Adapatation and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics are the fields she is most interested in.
Connect, Create, Inspire. I envision Central New York as a place where people can connect to create their dreams which will inspire others to do the same. Attending ESF and SU has helped me further connect with the place in which I was raised and has fostered my goals of increasing environmental and leadership education here in CNY. Upon graduation I will continue working to engage this community in outdoor education and recreation.
Grad Professional Experience
As part of my MPS degree I created and implemented a leadership training program for girls going into 8th and 9th grade. I will use this experience and curriculum to grow as an outdoor educator and advocate in Syracuse, NY and its surrounding communities.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" -Ghandi
Imran Khalid is a doctoral student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.†† He is researching wastewater management issues, especially in small and low-income communities.† He holds a bachelorís degree from Virginia Tech, and masterís degrees (two), from the National University in Karachi, Pakistan, and also from SUNY Ė ESF.
Since I have been at SUNY-ESF (1979), I have advised approximately 70 graduate students and about 45 have been partially funded. I have sponsored eight visiting scholars - three from the Polytechnic City University of Madrid; one from the Polytechnic in Greece; one from Mumbai, India; and three from CINVESTAV, Merida, Mexico, through the Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute.