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PhD Pudding


In three months I will transform from a Blue Devil to a Cardinal as I begin my PhD at the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University (E-IPER). It took three rounds of applying to PhD programs over a span of 7 years to finally be accepted.

Gabon I: Here we go!

The Monday after graduating from the Nicholas School, I found myself sitting in the Raleigh-Durham a […]

Second Spring Semester in the CEM Program

Although each CEM’s spring varied hugely – some traveled, some took four blocks of classes, some threw themselves into independent studies, and others zeroed in on their Masters Projects – I thought it might be helpful to write a bit about my own experience and what I heard from other students.

Marsh Life

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What a ride! It has been an incredibly intense month with the last two days of fieldwork clocking in […]

Here’s to you, Class of 2015


A few weeks before graduation I was honored (and surprised!) to be selected as the student speaker for our graduation ceremony. The nomination forced me to hunker down and write about my time at the Nicholas School. Initially this seemed like just another item to check off the long end-of-the-school-year task list, but it ended up being an incredible gift. It forced me to carve out time to reflect on all of my experiences and especially the extraordinary people I'd come to know during our two years in the Master of Environmental Management Program.

Deep Sea Exploration off the US Atlantic Coast

As a Natural Resources Planner, I work in the world of climate adaptation, natural infrastructure pl […]

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