Smith Fellows
Class of 2018

Stephanie Borrelle
“Mitigating oceanic plastic pollution: modeling inputs and interventions to identify effective reduction strategies”
Mentors: Dr. Jenna Jambeck at the University of Georgia, Dr. Chelsea Rochman at the University of Toronto and in partnership with Ocean Conservancy

Kurt Ingeman
“Ecosystem-based recovery: Coordinating predator-prey management to optimize conservation outcomes and accelerate restoration of marine food webs”
Mentors: Dr. Adrian Stier at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Jameal Samhouri of NOAA and Jodie Toft of The Nature Conservancy

Jonathan Koch
“The nalo meli 'āpa‘akuma project: Characterizing population genomic diversity of imperiled Hawaiian Hylaeus bees to inform stakeholders on in situ breeding and habitat management strategies”
Mentors: Dr. Jolene Sutton at the University of Hawaii, Hilo and Cynthia King of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Bonnie McGill
“Farming for a smaller Dead Zone: How agricultural conservation practices, artificial drainage, and climate change affect water quality in Iowa”
Mentors: Drs. Amy Burgin and Terry Loecke at the University of Kansas and W. Dean Hively of the USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center

Grace Wu
“Mapping sustainable land use pathways for biodiversity, food, and climate change mitigation”
Mentors: Dr. Andrew Jones at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Dr. Joseph Fargione at The Nature Conservancy