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Graduate Students

M.S. Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences

Maryam Akhlaghi Ghanbari

Program of Study: M.S. in Environmental Science | Research Interest: Limnology, Biogeochemistry | Advisor: Sarah Roley | Location: Tricities

Suz Ball

Program of Study: M.S. in Environmental Science | Research Interest: Effects of wastewater and stormwater pollution on fish and aquatic health | Advisor: Jen McIntyre | Location: Puyallup Research & Extension Center

Riley Baxter

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resources Sciences | Research Interest: Limnology | Advisors: Sarah Roley | Location: Pullman

Brandon Boehnke

Program of Study: M.S. in Environmental Science | Research Interest: Transgenerational isotopic marking of Chinook Salmon otoliths | Advisor: Dr. Roley | Location: Tri-Cities

Jarod Cable

Program of Study: MS in Environmental Science | Research Interest : Methane emissions from hydropower reservoirs | Advisor: Sarah Roley | Location: 254, East, Tri-Cities

Kylie Denny

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest : Quail | Advisor: Jeff Manning | Location: Pullman, Heald 407

Larra Bea Elliott

Program of Study: Master of Science in Environmental Science | Research Interest: Natural Organic Reduction | Advisor: Lynne Carpenter-Boggs | Location: Global Campus

Nathan Enos

Program of Study: M.S. in Environmental Science | Research Interest: Community engagement collaborative dynamics | Advisor: Kara Whitman | Location: Pullman

Garrett Foster

Program of Study: Master of Science in Environmental Science | Research interest: 6PPD-quinone toxicodynamics in coho salmon | Advisor: Dr. Jen McIntyre | Location: Puyallup Research & Extension Center

Danielle Holt

Program of Study: MS in Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Understory/overstory plant community dynamics | Advisor: Mark Swanson | Location: Pullman, Troy 306

Caitlin Lawrence

Program of Study: M.S. in Environmental Science | Research Interests: Aquatic toxicology & the effects of storm water and anthropogenic chemicals on aquatic ecosystems | Advisor: Jen McIntyre | Location: Puyallup

Rebekah Lumkes

Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science | Research Interest: Mule deer habitat selection and survival | Advisor: Lisa Shipley | Location: Heald 425

Margaret Magee

Program of Study: MS in Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Huckleberries | Advisor: Mark Swanson | Location: Pullman

Sandra Mayne

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: The dispersion of eDNA for use in aquatic ecology and conservation | Advisor: Dr. Caren Goldberg

Erik Peterson

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Mammal ecology & conservation, preserving wild places, and inspiring everyday people to support their amazing, natural world | Advisor: Dan Thornton | Location: Heald

Mitchell Ralson

Program of Study: M.S. in Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest : Environmental DNA / Aquatic Ecology | Advisor: Dr. Caren Goldberg | Location: Heald 533

Salvador Robb-Chavez

Program of Study: MS Environmental Science | Research Interest: Population biology of Corbicula fluminea and other invasive bivalves in the lower Columbia River. | Advisor: Dr. Stephen Bollens | Location: VSCI 18 Vancouver campus

Elsa Toskey

Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science | Research Interest: ecology of stream macroinvertebrates on the Olympic Peninsula | Advisor: Dr. Stephen Bollens | Location: VSCI; 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue

Luke Schefke

Program of Study: MS in Environmental Science | Research Interest: Patterns of tree mortality from insect damage | Advisor: Arjan Meddens | Office: Troy 309

Sujay Singh

Program of Study: M.S. in Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Utilizing non-invasive techniques to study wildlife ecology | Advisor: Dan Thornton | Location: Pullman

Hailey Smith

Program of Study: M.S. in Environmental Science | Research Interest: Surface water quality policy in the Columbia River Basin | Advisor: Julie Padowski | Location: Pullman

M.S. Geology

Shawn Gahagan

Program of Study: M.S. Geology | Research Interest: Igneous petrology | Advisor: John Wolff

Johnny Murphy

Program of Study: M.S. Geology | Research Interests: – Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry | Advisor: Jeff Vervoort | Location: Webster 246 Pullman

Isabelle Rein

Program of Study: M.S. Geology | Research Interest: Scapolite geochemistry as a tracer for fluids and their origin within metamorphic rocks | Advisor: Johannes Hammerli | Location: Pullman

Alexus Richardson

Program of study: M.S. Geology | Research Interest: Geophysics/Planetary Geophysics | Advisor: Catherine Cooper | Location: Webster 429

Cameron Wallenbrock

Program of Study: M.S. In Geology | Research Interest: Isotope Geochemistry — Sr isotopes in apatite crystals | Advisor: Johannes Haemmerli | Location: Pullman, Webster 246

Ph.D. Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences

Katie Anderson

Program of Study: Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interests: diet diversity and habitat characteristics that influence nutritional status and gut microbial communities of Alaskan herbivores | Advisor : Lisa Shipley | Location: Pullman

Daniel Auerbach

Program of Study: PhD Environmental & Natural Resource Science | Research Interest : Use of drones to assess salmonid spawning. Remote sensing | Advisor: Dr. Alex Fremier | Location: Paccar Floor 4

Mark Batcheler

Program of Study: PhD Environmental Science and Natural Resources | Research Interest: Ecological impacts of Agroforestry Management Systems | Advisor: Marcia Ostrom | Location: Troy 306

Stephanie Blair

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: The toxic effects of urban storm water runoff on Pacific Salmon | Advisor: Jen McIntyre | Location: Puyallup Research & Extension Center

Olivia Butterman

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interests: Farm succession and transfer, farmland access, and agroecology | Advisor: Marcia Ostrom

Madeline Franz

Program of Study: PhD Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Interactions between climate, fire regimes, and plant communities | Advisor: Dr. Arjan Meddens | Location: Pullman

Vanessa Garayburu-Caruso

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest : River corridor hydrobiogeochemistry | Advisor: Dr. Sarah Roley | Location: Tri-Cities

Miles Hopkins

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Quantitative study of mesocarnivores for conservation | Advisor: Jeff Manning | Location: Pullman, Heald 405

Edwin Jacobo

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Bird Ecology, Migration, and Stopover Ecology | Advisor: Jeff Manning | Location: Room TBD Heald Hall Pullman

Dmitri Kalashnikov

Program of Study: Ph D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Climate extremes, air pollution, wildfires | Advisor: Dr. Deepti Singh | Location: VSCI 250, Vancouver

Shawnee A. Kasanke

Program of Study: Ph.D. Natural and Environmental Sciences | Research Interest : Nutrient cycling in plant-fungi-bacteria mutualisms. | Advisor: Dr. Sarah Roley | Location: 254 East, Tri-Cities

Travis King

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Apex Predators | Advisor: Dan Thornton | Location: Heald

Benjamin Leonard

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interests: storm water impacts on salmon and other sensitive species in the Pacific Northwest | Advisors: John Stark + Jen McIntyre

Summer Lockhart

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interests: Carbon biogeochemistry (the Carbon Cycle) | Advisor: Kent Keller | Location: Troy 306

Cris Matochi

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Hydrology, conservation, and renewable resources | Advisor: Allyson Beall King | Location: Off Campus

Chelsea Mitchell

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interests: Green storm water infrastructure & aquatic toxicology | Advisor: Dr. Anand Jayakaran | Location: Puyallup Research & Extension Center

Meghan Parsley

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interests: Conservation genomics of amphibians and environmental DNA | Advisor: Caren Goldberg | Location: Heald 533

Lulu Peach

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest : Conifer resin physiology and dendrochronology | Advisor: Henry Adams | Location: Troy 306

Lucy Perera-Romero

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Large mammal ecology and conservation in neotropical forests | Advisor: Dan Thornton | Location: Heald

Alexander Reyes

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences | Research Interest: Limnology and Water Quality, Food web ecology and Ecotoxicology, and water pollution | Advisor: Barry C. Moore | Location: 184 Johnson Hall, WSU at Pullman

Luke Reyes

Program of Study: PhD Environmental and Natural Resource Science | Research Interest: Carbon and water cycle impacts of future climate change | Advisor: Dr. Marc Kramer | Location: VSCI 14, Vancouver

Hasan Roshan

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Conceptual issues on Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus, information-theoretic analysis of dynamics of environmental systems, and environmental policy and decision making | Advisor: Stephen Katz | Office location: PACCAR

Katie Swensen

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences | Research Interest: Hydrologic recovery of reburned, moist mixed-conifer forests | Advisor: Dr. Kevan Moffett | Location: Vancouver, WA

R. Alex Thompson

Program of Study: Ph.D in Environmental and Natural Resource Science | Research Interest: when, where and how drought kills trees, how trees resist and recover from drought, and the ecological consequences of this phenomena for global forests | Advisor: Henry Adams

Ph.D. Geology

William Barba

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology | Research Interest: Structural Geology, Tectonics, Geochronology, and Thermochronology | Advisor: Sean Long | Location: Webster

Nolan Blackford

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology | Research Interest: Structural geology and tectonics | Advisor: Sean Long | Location: Webster 454

Manuela Botero

Program of Study: PhD Geology | Research Interest : Geochronology and Isotope geochemistry | Advisor: Jeffrey Vervoort | Location: Webster 254

Tsai-Wei Chen

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology | Research interest: Geochronology, radiogenic isotopes and early Earth processes | Advisor: Jeff Vervoort | Location: Webster 423
Klarissa Davis

Klarissa Davis

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology | Research Interest: Phreatomagmatic flood basalt eruptions | Advisor: John Wolff | Location: Webster 254

Rachelle Hart

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology | Research Interest: Late-stage Columbia River Flood Basalts | Advisor: John Wolff | Location: Webster 254

Adelie Ionescu

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Geology | Research Interests: tectonics, thermochronology, structural geology

Andrea Richardson

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Geology | Research Interests: tectonics, structural geology, igneous petrology | Advisor: Sean Long

Ross Salerno

Program of Study: PhD Geology | Research: Radiogenic isotope geochemistry and the early Earth | Advisor : Jeff Vervoort | Location: 1043 Webster Hall Pullman

Evan Soderberg

Program of Study: PhD Geology | Research Interest: Volcanology, Petrology, Geochemistry | Advisor: John Wolff | Location: Webster 454, Pullman Campus

Anthony Sorensen

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology | Research Interests: Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Hot Springs, Geodynamic Modelling, and Geostatistics | Advisor: Peter B. Larson | Location: Pullman

Jarred Zimmerman

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology | Research Interest: Isotope geochemistry, trace element geochemistry, economic geology | Advisor: Peter Larson | Location: Webster 429