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Current Graduate Students

Information on our graduate students is provided here to facilitate communication between enrolled students as well as to inform and encourage prospective students. Photos may be of the student or of their research interest.

Graduate SchoolCurrent Students

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

Atif AliAtif Ali
aali31@syr.edu

FRM Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Therasme

Emily AntonacciEmily Antonacci
ejantona@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Nowak

Akosua AsabereAkosua Asabere
apasaber@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Christopher BargerChristopher Barger
cjbarger@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Germain

Mark BremerMark Bremer
mabremer@syr.edu

FRM Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Naim

Undergraduate Study: The Colorado College (Biology )

Previous Graduate Study: Syracuse University (Environmental Engineering)

Links
Web Link

Graduate Research Topic
Drivers of Technology Diffusion in Green Buildings

Scott DaiScott Dai
sdai03@syr.edu

Ecology and Ecosystems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Naim

Favorite Quote
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

Joy DamonJoy Damon
jcdamon@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Naim

Madeleine DesrochersMadeleine Desrochers
mldesroc@syr.edu

Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Naim

Alexandra DillAlexandra Dill
acdill@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer

Parisa EteghadParisa Eteghad
peteghad@syr.edu

M Sustainable Construction Management

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Crovella

Garrett EvansGarrett Evans
gevans02@syr.edu

Forest Management and Silviculture

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Drake

Alexandra FarrellAlexandra Farrell
abatorsk@syr.edu

SCME Sustainable Construction

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Razkenari

Jenny FrankJenny Frank
jrfran01@syr.edu

FRM Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer

Benjamin GartenbergBenjamin Gartenberg
bgartenb@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Brown

Michael GoodmanMichael Goodman
mgoodm03@syr.edu

Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Brown

Samuel GordonSamuel Gordon
sjgordon@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Brown

Iffat HaqIffat Haq
ihaq01@syr.edu

M Sustainable Construction Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Crovella

Matthew HeckingMatthew Hecking

Ecology and Ecosystems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Crovella

Undergraduate Study: Hampshire College (Chemical Ecology)

Personal Statement
I am currently a first year Master's student in the Burton lab at ESF. I am currently pursuing several ideas to integrate into my thesis work involving plant functional traits and their predictive power in modeling plant communities. I am extremely interested in using functional traits as tools to better predict community responses to climate change, and how trait diversity within and between species relate to these responses.

Graduate Research Topics
Plant functional traits, climate change, community ecology

Favorite Quote
"In Nature, nothing exists alone." - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Md Sahadat HossainMd Sahadat Hossain
mhossa09@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Naim and Volk

Jessica HoweJessica Howe
jehowe@syr.edu

Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Naim

Poonam JoshiPoonam Joshi
pjoshi08@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Naim

Anusha LamsalAnusha Lamsal
alamsal@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Naim

Basanta LamsalBasanta Lamsal
blamsal@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Wagner

Carol LavelleCarol Lavelle
cglavell@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Stacey MackStacey Mack
samack@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain and Moran

Graduate Research Topic
Resource challenges associated with hydraulic fracturing

Favorite Quote
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."- Steve Prefontaine

William McCallWilliam McCall
wdmccall@syr.edu

Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Ian McCarthyIan McCarthy
ipmccart@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer

Catherine McLaughlinCatherine McLaughlin
cmmclaug@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Brown

Shayan MirzabeigiShayan Mirzabeigi
smirzabe@syr.edu

M Sustainable Construction Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Razkenari

Undergraduate Study: University of Tehran (Architectural Engine)

Links
Linkedln

Personal Statement
I received my previous graduate degree in Building and Architectural Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in 2020. My master dissertation was about solar radiation and human comfort. I worked as a research intern at the research group SEEDLab for parametric analysis to define mitigation strategies for solar transmittance of existing ETFE envelopes. Moreover, I have obtained the Sustainable Building Design certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My current research interests focus on energy efficiency in the built environment, urban energy and thermal stress simulation, human-building interaction, and built environment sustainability.

Favorite Quote
"What makes a building memorable? I believe it comes not from the glossy images in a magazine, but from the experiences of people who live, work, or pass through the interior spaces."- Gail S. Brager

Golandam Mortaz HedjiriGolandam Mortaz Hedjiri
gmortazh@syr.edu

Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Naim

Joseph NashJoseph Nash
jnash05@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Yanai

Graduate Research Topic
My research focuses on the influence of forest succession on downed wood accumulation, as well as carbon accounting and uncertainty analysis.

Leila NayarLeila Nayar
lnayar@syr.edu

Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer

Mandira PokharelMandira Pokharel
mpokhare@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain

Abishek PoudelAbishek Poudel
apoudel@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Undergraduate Study: Tribhuwan University (Forestry)

Previous Graduate Study: Lincoln University of Mo (Environmental Science)

Personal Statement
My research interest lies in conservation and management of natural resources through application of UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) and Geo-Spatial Information System.

Graduate Research Topic (MS)
Quantifying stand structure and dynamics of a white oak plantation in Central Missouri

Leah PrudentLeah Prudent
lprudent@syr.edu

Forest Management and Silviculture

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Dovciak

Jimmy Andrianin RakotovaoJimmy Andrianin Rakotovao
jrakotov@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Dovciak

Keenan RiversKeenan Rivers
kriver10@syr.edu

Ecology and Ecosystems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Drake

Robert RutherfordRobert Rutherford
rrutherf@syr.edu

Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Shaghayegh ShahhosseiniShaghayegh Shahhosseini
sshahhos@syr.edu

Construction Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Crovella

Undergraduate Study: Iran University of Science and (Architecture Enginee)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Landscape Architecture)

Linkedin
Web Link

PhD Research Topic
Mass Timber Construction: Cross Laminated Timber Fabrication and Standardization

Favorite Quote
"An idea is salvation by imagination" -Frank Lloyd Wright-

Bradley ThomasBradley Thomas
bthoma12@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Wagner

Natasha TorresNatasha Torres
nmtorres@syr.edu

Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Nathan TylerNathan Tyler
ntyler@syr.edu

Ecology and Ecosystems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Johnston

Gabriela WempleGabriela Wemple
gbwemple@syr.edu

Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Johnston

Patrick WickershamPatrick Wickersham
pjwicker@syr.edu

Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Brown

Jin YinJin Yin
jyin100@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Newman and Zhang

Undergraduate Study: Minzu University of China (Ecology)

Previous Graduate Study: Yale University (Forest Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Community-based Forest Management in China's Minority Areas

Areas of Interest
Biodiversity conservation; Indigenous knowledge; Land use change; Forest policy; Remote sensing and GIS; Ecosystem services

Yangming ZhangYangming Zhang
yazhang@syr.edu

M Sustainable Construction Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Newman

Baowen ZhangBaowen Zhang
bzhang13@syr.edu

M Construction Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Wang

Jenna ZukswertJenna Zukswert
jmzukswe@syr.edu

ESC Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Yanai

Undergraduate Study: Smith College

Links
Web Link

Personal Statement
I am a forest ecosystem ecologist interested in bridging the gap between those who conduct research and those who use the results.

Graduate Research Topic
Functional Ecology of Northeastern Forests