Meet the 2016 Class of Doris Duke Conservation Scholars

We are proud of our chosen undergraduate scholars for 2016! Read more about the program and each scholar!DDCS logo

  • Daniel Choi, Wildlife Biology
  • Alyssa Martinez, Zoology
  • Abigail Ponce-Angeles, Wildlife Sciences and Conservation Biology
  • Hannah LaCava, English and Biology

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) Collaborative provides training, support, mentorship, and paid research experiences and internships for undergraduates with a demonstrated interest in conservation issues and inclusion. The ultimate goal is to increase diversity and inclusivity in the conservation workforce by supporting students who are committed to breaking down barriers to full participation by all.

Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and housed at the University of Florida, our DDCSP is a collaboration between University of Florida, University of Idaho, University of Arizona, Cornell University, and North Carolina State University and their affiliated Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units. Partnerships are key to the success of the program and we are partnered with the USGS Cooperative Research Units; US Fish and Wildlife Service; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; the Ecological Society of America; and other Federal, local, state, and tribal agencies and conservation-oriented non-governmental organizations to provide meaningful educational, research, internship, mentoring, and networking opportunities to our students.