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Current Graduate Students

Information on current Environmental Studies MS and MPS students is provided below to facilitate communication, and to inform and encourage prospective students.

Graduate Representatives

The Department of Environmental Studies embraces student participation in departmental governance. Toward that end, two graduate students serve as student members of the department's Graduate Studies Committee, and a third represents graduate student participates in regular departmental meetings. The graduate student representatives are selected each spring in a meeting of ES and affiliated graduate students.

For the current academic year, departmental graduate student representatives are:


Current Masters Students in Environmental Studies

Graduate SchoolCurrent Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Natasha AbrolNatasha Abrol
nabrol@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld

Fallon AdairFallon Adair
ftadair@syr.edu

Environmental Policy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Limpert

Maria AndrianoMaria Andriano
mgandria@syr.edu

Environmental Communication

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Parker

Renee BarryRenee Barry
rmbarry@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Limpert

Ryan BrownRyan Brown
rbrown09@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s):

Undergraduate Study: SUNY College at Oswego (Biology)

Favorite Quote
"Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved."- Jane Goodall

Lauren CornellLauren Cornell
lacornel@syr.edu

Environmental Policy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kristiansen

Devon DunbarDevon Dunbar
dndunbar@syr.edu

Environmental Policy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Vidon

Undergraduate Study: Suny College Potsdam

Grace FinocchiaroGrace Finocchiaro
gfinocch@syr.edu

Environmental Policy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld and Parker

Undergraduate Study: Saint Louis University (Social Work)

Graduate Research Topic
Discrepancies between International Priorities and Local Realities: The Complex Socio-political Landscape of Marine Turtle Conservation Policy and Protection in El Salvador

Bridget JonesBridget Jones
bjones22@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kristiansen

Lydia KnoxLydia Knox
lyknox@syr.edu

Environmental Communication

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Kristiansen

Undergraduate Study: Pennsylvania State University (Meteorology)

Personal Statement
I've worked as a broadcast meteorologist for four and a half years and while I love the weather, I have passion for environmental issues and climate change. Through my studies at ESF, I hope to learn more about how the planet is changing due to climate change and what we can do to combat it. I am particularly interested in effective climate science communication and education.

Aaron OtisAaron Otis
aaotis@syr.edu

Environmental Policy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Moran

Graham PernerGraham Perner
giperner@syr.edu

Environmental Policy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Parker

Moory Romero FernandezMoory Romero Fernandez
mmromero@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld and Luzadis

Graduate Research Topic
Intercultural and Spiritual Approach to Water and Power in the Communitarian State of Bolivia in Times of Climate Change and Political Transformation

Journal articles

  • Ryan SJ, Lippi CA, Carlson CJ, Stewart-Ibarra AM, Borbor-Cordova MJ, Romero MM, Cox S, Mahon R, Trotman A, Rollock L, Gittens-St. Hilaire M, King D, Daniel S. 2018. "Zika virus outbreak, Barbados, 2015 – 2016," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 98(6): 1857.
  • Stewart-Ibarra AM, Hargrave A, Diaz A, Kenneson A, Madden D, Romero MM, Molina JP, Macias Salto D. 2017. "Psychological distress and Zika, dengue, and chikungunya symptoms following the 2016 earthquake in Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador," Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14(12): 1516.
  • Ryan SJ, Carlson CJ, Stewart-Ibarra AM, Borbor-Cordova MJ, Romero MM, Cox S, Mahon R, Trotman A, St. Ville S, Ahmed S. 2017. "Zika virus outbreak, Dominica, 2016," Emerging Infectious Diseases 23(11): 1926.

Helen SandersHelen Sanders
hesander@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Cousins

Dylan SeaverDylan Seaver
dseaver@syr.edu

Environmental Policy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld

Katie StoreyKatie Storey
khstorey@syr.edu

Environmental Policy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Parker and Vidon

Personal Statement
Katie obtained a BA in Liberal Studies, BA in Modern Languages & Literatures, and Minor in History at Montana State University, where she was first exposed to research. Her passions include social justice and national parks, and she hopes to form her post-graduate research around the biases in historical representation and promotional media in Adirondack Park. When she’s not reading journal after journal, she enjoys kayaking, scenic walks, analyzing French literature, and cuddling with her bossy cat.

Graduate Research Topic
The thematic area will include the presentation of Adirondack Park history by various institutions and subpublics throughout the Syracuse area; in doing so, I will identify common perceptions of Park history that may or may not contribute to exclusionary visitation experiences, as well as the limitation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) representation.

Sri Saahitya UppalapatiSri Saahitya Uppalapati
suppalap@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Teron