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, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science
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
USFWS, Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
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, Department of Anthropology
Gill, David
Assistant Professor, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment
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
Fricke, Evan
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Gollnow, Florian
Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University. Department of Earth and Environment
Allington, Ginger
Assistant Professor, George Washington University, Department of Geography
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, Department of Environmental Science
Knighton, James
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
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
Jones, Kelly
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jasny, Lorien
Assistant Professor, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Mordechai, Lee
Assistant Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
White, Lauren
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Yeager, Lauren
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
Avolio, Meghan
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Call, Maia
Data Scientist and CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, USAID. Washington DC
Collins, Mary
Assistant Professor, SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
LaFevor, Matthew
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Alabama
Beckman, Noelle
Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Department of Biology | Ecology Center
Carter, Neil
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability
Jones, Nate
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Staniczenko, Phillip P.A.
Assistant Professor, City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Read, Quentin
Data Scientist
Alexander, Steven
Mitacs Science Policy Fellow & Science Advisor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Cho, Se Jong
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jovanovic, Tijana
Surface/Subsurface Hydrological Modeller, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK
Vijay, Varsha
Former Postdoctoral Fellow