Smith Fellows
Class of 2021

Miranda Bernard
“Justice and equity in marine protected areas: understanding the differential impacts of marine threats and management actions within coastal communities”
Mentors: Dr. David Gill at Duke University and Dr. Mary Allen at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Israel Borokini
“Conservation prioritization of the United States flora using metrics of phylodiversity, land management, and vulnerability to climate change”
Mentors: Dr. Brent Mishler at the University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Samuel Cushman at the USDA Forest Service

Shayle Matsuda
“Microbial consequences of translocation for coral reef conservation”
Mentors: Dr. Andrew Baker at the University of Miami, Dr.  Ross Cunning at the Shedd Aquarium, Dr. Rebecca Albright, California Academy of Sciences, Dr. Crawford Drury, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, Dr. Jennifer Koss, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: Coral Reef Conservation Program, Dr. Emily Darling, Wildlife Conservation Society, Dr. Erika Woolsey of The Hydrous

Maia Raymundo
“Loss of a key frugivore disperser: assessing effects on ecosystem structure and identifying priority areas for restoration”
Mentors: Dr. Robert Pringle at Princeton University and Dr. Susan Cordell at USDA Forest Service, and in partnership with the Guam Department of Agriculture, Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources.  

Rachel Scarlett
“Social Equity and Freshwater Conservation: A Case Study of the Chicago Region”
Mentors: Dr. Elizabeth Anderson at Florida International University and Dr. Mark Bouman at the Field Museum