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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…

Martin Barrett

Martin Barrett – Doctoral Student

I am a PhD student working under Dr. Kyle Bunds on sport and sustainable development. I am a Brit having arrived in Raleigh from Chester, England where I had pursued a progressive career within the sport industry…

Sara Brune

Sara Brune – Doctoral Student

Hi, I’m Sara Brune, originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. My primary research interest is understanding the role of different types of knowledge across stakeholders in promoting attitude change towards environmental concerns…

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…

Brendali Carrillo

Brendali Carrillo – Masters Student

Hailing from Peru, I am a M.S. student in the PRTM Department under Dr. Barbieri’s advisement. I started working in 2003 while pursuing my undergraduate degree in Tourism Management. Since then I have had the chance to work in different areas…

Ginger Deason

Ginger Deason – Doctoral Student

I’m a PhD candidate working with Dr. Erin Seekamp in equitable and sustainable tourism. For my dissertation I’m conducting mixed-methods research in the Pueblos Mancomunados of southern Mexico to determine tourists’ perceptions of climate…

Maude DinanMaude Dinan – Masters Student

I am a Master’s student working under the advisement of Dr. Bethany Cutts. Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, I received my undergraduate degree in Organismal Biology from Auburn University. Since graduating, I have worked …

Diquan Edmonds

Diquan Edmonds – Masters Student

I am a Master’s student working under the advisement of Dr. Michael Edwards. I am originally from Southern New Jersey, but moved to North Carolina when I was 12 years old. I attended NC State University for my undergraduate degree…

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…

Ladan Ghahramani – Doctoral Student

I’m a PhD student working with Dr. Aaron Hipp in Equitable and Sustainable Tourism. As a scholar, I’m concerned about the accessibility of tourism and travel for everyone and the way technology could improve this accessibility and enhance…

Elke Grether

Elke Grether – Masters Student

Originally from Oklahoma, I am a Master/Ph.D. student working with Dr. Kathryn Stevenson and Dr. Carla Barbieri measuring the effects of agricultural experiences on ag literacy in elementary students. After obtaining my undergraduate degree I was…

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. Jelena Vukomanovic. My primary research interests lie in the broad area of sustainable development. I am particularly interested in participatory environmental management and ecosystem services assessments…

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Matthew Jurjonas – Doctoral Student

I am working on my PhD under Dr. Erin Seekamp on the Albemarle Pamlico Peninsula. I am a member of a multi-disciplinary team to address the impacts of salinization and sea level rise. My focus is on environmental…

danielle-lawson

Danielle Lawson – Doctoral Student

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…

Shahab NazarialdiShahab Nazariadli – Doctoral Student

Hello, I am Shahab Nazariadli originally from Iran and came here few months ago to start my PhD Journey in the East U.S., and actually happy with my decision. I got my B.A diploma in architecture and my…

Bethany NeeleyBethany Neeley – Masters Student

I am a MS student working with Dr. Aaron Hipp and Dr. Kyle Bunds in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. I’m originally from a small town in Indiana and attended Indiana University before …

elizabeth oliphant

Elizabeth Oliphant – Masters Student

I am pursuing a master’s degree in PRTM and a GIS certificate in the College of Natural Resources.  I am currently working as a research assistant on several projects, including ParkIndex with Dr. Aaron Hipp and The Corps Network trail…

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…

Teresa Penbrooke

Teresa Penbrooke – Doctoral Student

I am very pleased to now be a full-time PhD student in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. In my spare time, I am also faculty for GP RED, a national non-profit firm focused…

Ray Person

Ray Person – Masters Student

I am a M.S. student in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, under the advisement of Dr. Jason Bocarro and Dr. Myron Floyd. I was born and raised in Bryan, TX. I have practical experience working directly with…

Joshua Randall

Joshua 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…

Mayra Robledo

Mayra Robledo – Masters Student

My name is Mayra Robledo. I am originally from Tepatitlan, Mexico, and was raised in Lennox, California. I am pursuing a masters degree in Natural Resources through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management…

Ann Savage

Ann Savage – Masters Student

I am working with Dr. Carla Barbieri researching women in agritourism and what challenges and opportunities for success they are facing in their agritourism operations. I am from Louisiana where I was working in agricultural extension for Louisiana…

Charlynne_SmithCharlynne Smith – Doctoral Student

I grew up in North Carolina and have worked in the field of natural resources, parks and recreation management for over 20 years. While working on my Ph.D., I serve in a dual role for the College of…

kyle smithKyle Smith – Masters Student

I am a M.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…

Rachel SzczytkoRachel Szczytko – Masters Student

I am a native Michigander who found her way to Raleigh via New Hampshire. I have worked in outdoor education and the camp setting for most of my life. My time outdoors, specifically at Blandford Environmental School, instilled…

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…