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About Medanielle-lawson

I am a Ph.D. student working under Dr. Kathryn Stevenson and Dr. Nils Peterson. My research interests include looking at ways to increase climate literacy through outdoor education. I am particularly interested in the role of intergenerational transfer in familial and community groups.

Who have been most influential to you

My family, who taught me from a young age the love of all things land, water, plants, and animals. I would also not be here without the guidance of my AP Environmental Science teacher, Kevin Keen, during my senior year of high school – he helped reignite all students’ passion for the outdoor world.

Professional Goal

To work as a professor at an institution continuing climate change education research.

Previous Degrees

B.S. Marine Biology from University of North Carolina Wilmington

M.S. Environmental Studies with a dual concentration in Environmental Education/Coastal Management from University of North Carolina Wilmington

“Words of Wisdom” for Prospective Graduate Students

Learn when to say “I don’t know” and to not be afraid to ask for help. Also, find your passion and the answer to “why” you are here doing what you do!

My Leisure Interests

Going to the beach, hiking, “playing” outside