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Daniela Agostini – Doctoral Student

I am a master’s student working under the advisement of Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic. I am currently pursuing a certificate in GIS and focusing my studies on identifying knowledge gaps and biases in National Park research…

 

 


Claudia Alberico – Doctoral Student

I am a doctoral student working with Dr. J. Aaron Hipp. I’ve moved from Southern Brazil (Curitiba-PR) to Raleigh to work with my adviser in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. With a degree in Physical Education…

 

 

 

 


Sara-Brune

Sara Brune – Doctoral Student

I am a Ph.D. student working under Dr. Whitney Knollenberg and Dr. Carla Barbieri on the role of agricultural literacy in promoting the support of sustainable agricultural practices and local food systems…

 

 


troy carltonTroy Carlton – Doctoral Student

Advisor: Dr. Michael Kanters Research Interests: Sport Management Youth sport development Community sport and recreation Shared use agreements Systematic observation Physical activity promotion within school environments…

 

 


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Suet Yi Cheung- Doctoral Student

I am a PhD student working under Dr. Yu-Fai Leung on visitors’ impacts and trail management in the protected area. I am originally from Hong Kong where I grew up and had my Bachelor degree. My athletic career and experience allows me to explore cultures…

 


Bruno Ferreira

Bruno S. Ferreira – Doctoral Student

Born and raised in a small village of Portugal’s countryside I pursued college studies in Lisbon, and then taught physical education in schools around the country for several years. Furthering my educational degree, I volunteered to teach other…

 

 


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Sara Futch – Masters Student

I’m a M.S. student working with Dr. Lincoln Larson and Dr. Caren Cooper to better understand citizen science in practice. I am interested in understanding and encouraging stewardship at the crossroads of communities and nature, and believe that authentic collaborations between communities and scientists, through citizen science efforts, are an important starting point for many stewardship behaviors.

 


Head shot of Laden GhahramaniLadan Ghahramani – Doctoral Student

 

 

 


Head shot of Lauren GibsonLauren Gibson – Doctoral Student

Bio Coming Soon! Primary Research Interest: The Impact Young People Have on the Environment

 

 

 


Picture of Claudia Gil ArroyoClaudia Gil Arroyo – Doctoral Student

 

 

 


Caleb Gwaltney – Masters Student

I am a master’s student working with Dr. Kyle Bunds. My research focus is in university health and wellness. I’m particularly interested in studying the mental health of student athletes…

 

 


Doctoral student Jenna Hartley smiles with her small child seated on her lapJenna Hartley – Doctoral Student

I am working with Dr. Kathryn Stevenson researching the power of students as environmental change-agents in their families and communities. I am excited to be doing this work because I used to be a classroom science teacher…

 

 

 

 


Jing-Huei Huang

Jing-Huei Huang – Doctoral Student

Hi, I’m Jing-Huei Huang, originally from Hulien City, Taiwan. My primary research interests are built environments, health behaviors and health promotions…

 

 


Zeynab Jouzi

Zeynab Jouzi – Doctoral Student

I am a PhD student working with Dr. Yu-Fai Leung. My primary research interests lie in the broad area of sustainable development. I am particularly interested in participatory environmental management and ecosystem services assessments…

 

 


Samantha Lockwood – Masters Student

I am a master’s student working with Dr. Mike Edwards. I am originally from North Carolina, attended the University of South Carolina, and moved to the Triangle upon graduation…

 

 

 

 


Charmaine Pedrozo

Charmaine Pedrozo – Masters Student

I am a master’s student co-advised by Dr. Lincoln Larson and Dr. Caren Cooper working on an evaluation of the effects on the participants of a citizen science project called Candid Critters. Ever since I was young, I have always loved learning about animals, which resulted to me pursuing a career conducting research…

 


Picture of Hailey PostHailey Post – Masters Student

 Bio Coming soon! Primary Research Interest: Tourism Management (specifically in Food Tourism and Tourism Advocacy)

 

 

I am a Ph.D. student under the advisement of Dr. Jerry Lee and Myron Floyd in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. My broad research interests include studying diversity in the recreation, as well as the effects of technology on the outdoor experience…

 


Picture of Jordan ProtzmanJordan Protzman – Masters Student

 Bio Coming soon! Primary Research Interests: Climate Change, Conservation and Sustainability.

 

 


Joshua RandallJoshua Randall – Doctoral Student

I am a PhD student working under Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic and Dr. Bethany Cutts working on the geospatial aspects of energy equity in North Carolina…

 

 


Picture of Caitlin ReilleyCaitlin Reilly – Masters Student

 Bio Coming soon! Primary Research Interest: Understanding Outcomes of Agricultural Education in K-12 Students.

 

 


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Erica Reider – Doctoral Student (FWCB)

Bio Coming Soon! Primary Research Interest: System Dynamics and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation

 

 


Andrew Rogers – Masters Student

I grew up in Rome, Georgia. My research interests fall in the realm of recreation ecology, and I’m advised by Dr. Yu-Fai Leung. I have the pleasure of working for Recreation Resources Services in a variety of capacities…


Picture of Danielle SmithDanielle Smith – Doctoral Student

Bio Coming soon! Primary Research Interest:  Social Marketing Impact on Sport Fans.


Kyle Smith – Masters StudentPicture of Kyle smith

I am a master’s student in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, under the advisement of Dr. Yu-Fai Leung. I am originally from outside Atlanta, Georgia, but have called many places on the East Coast home…

 

 


Margaret Van BakergemMargaret van Bakergem – Doctoral Student

Hello! I am a PhD student originally from the city of Saint Louis, Missouri. I moved to Raleigh in 2015 after working at Vanderbilt University in Nashville for almost 4 years so I could pursue my interests in empowering…

 

 


Torey Vayer – Masters Student

I am a master’s student working with Dr. Lincoln Larson to study college student’s attitudes, beliefs, and values towards hunting and fishing.  I am originally from Rockville, Maryland, but I received my undergraduate degree in Biology from Penn State University…

 

 


Olivia V – Doctoral Student

I’m a Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Dr. Bethany Cutts. My general interest regards community-level recovery from natural disasters in a way that builds capacity and reduces vulnerability…

 

 


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Ellie Whittington – Masters Student

Currently, I am master’s student working with Dr. Michael Kanters pursuing a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management as well as a graduate certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management…