Postdoctoral Alumni

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)’s Postdoctoral Fellows gain valuable experience in leading critical synthesis research, collaborating with experts of diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds, and a specialized professional development program to polish academic, communication, and teaching skills. Upon completion of the program, SESYNC Postdoctoral Alumni build careers in the research, teaching, and management sectors. Scholars who have successfully completed our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program are listed below.

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Profile Picture Name & Current Title/Affiliation
Baeza Castro, Andres
Assistant Research Professor, Arizona State University
Ruhi, Albert
Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Burnside, William
Senior Editor, Nature Sustainability
Hall, Billy
AAAS Fellow, USAID, Washington DC
Lopez, Bianca
Postdoctoral Fellow, New School, Manhattan
Field, Chris
Postdoctoral Fellow
Gurbisz, Cassie
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, St. Mary’s College
Trisos, Christopher
Senior Researcher, University of Cape Town, ACDI
Gerkey, Drew
Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
Gill, David
Assistant Professor, Duke University
Hardy, Dean
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Locke, Dexter H.
Research Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Baltimore Field Station
Daut, Elizabeth
Natural Resources Specialist, USAID, Washington DC
Gollnow, Florian
Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University
Allington, Ginger
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, George Washington University
Padmanabha, Harish
Research Scientist, Center for Human Development Research; Lecturer, Departments of Psychology and Public Health; Universidad del Norte, Colombia
Randell, Heather
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Che-Castaldo, Judy
Research Scientist, Lincoln Park Zoo
Gephart, Jessica
Assistant Professor, American University
Maher, Joseph
Research Economist, Government Accountability Office
Postigo, Julio
Assistant Professor, Indiana University
Zambrano, Jenny
Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Hopkins, Kristina
Research Physical Scientist, USGS, South Atlantic Water Science Center
Jasny, Lorien
Assistant Professor, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Mordechai, Lee
Assistant Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yeager, Lauren
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
Avolio, Meghan
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Call, Maia
Data Scientist and CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, USAID. Washington DC
Collins, Mary
Assistant Professor, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)
LaFevor, Matthew
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Alabama
Beckman, Noelle
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology & Ecology Center, Utah State University
Carter, Neil
Assistant Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
Jones, Nate
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Staniczenko, Phillip P.A.
Assistant Professor, City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Alexander, Steven
Mitacs Science Policy Fellow & Science Advisor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Jovanovic, Tijana
Surface/Subsurface Hydrological Modeller, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK