Smith Fellows
Class of 2022

Melissa Cronin
“Conservation and Food Security Implications of Large- and Small-Scale Fisheries Interactions”
Mentors: Dr. Xavier Basurto at Duke University and in partnership with Global Fishing Watch, Dr. Elena Finkbeiner at Conservation International, and Dr. Jordan Watson at NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Michelle María Early Capistrán 
“Going coastal: Integrating diverse knowledge sources to generate species distribution models for endangered green turtles (Chelonia mydas)”
Mentors: Dr. Larry Crowder at Stanford University and Dr. Jeffrey Seminoff at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Ann Marie Gawel
“Ecology, conservation, and recovery of endangered Pacific Island land snails”
Mentors: Dr. Rebecca Rundell at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Noah Greenwald at Center for Biological Diversity

Rebecca Gooley
“Is rat poison raptor poison? Investigating the sublethal effects of anticoagulant rodenticide exposure in burrowing owls and golden eagles.”
Mentors: Drs. Elisha Marie Hull and Amanda Finger at University of California, Davis, Krysta Rogers at California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Lisa Owens at Raptors are the Solution (RATS), Allen Fish at Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, and Doug Bell at East Bay Regional Park District

Ezra Kottler
“Restoration genomics of endangered vernal pool annuals: sourcing seeds through space and time to maximize adaptive variation”
Mentors: Dr. Nancy Emery at University of Colorado – Boulder and Jennifer Buck-Diaz at the California Native Plant Society