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
Andres Baeza Castro
Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Albert Ruhi
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
William Burnside
Associate Editor, Nature Sustainability
Cassie Gurbisz
Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, St. Mary’s College
Christopher Trisos
Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni
Drew Gerkey
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Oregon State University
David Gill
David H. Smith Post-doctoral Fellow, Conservation International/George Mason University
Elizabeth Daut
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, USAID
Ginger Allington
Assistant Professor of Geography, George Washington University
Harish Padmanabha
Research Scientist, Center for Human Development Research; Lecturer, Departments of Psychology and Public Health; Universidad del Norte, Colombia
Heather Randell
Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni
Judy Che-Castaldo
Lincoln Park Zoo
Joseph Maher
Senior Economist, Center for Economics, Government Accountability Office
Julio Postigo
Senior Research Scientist, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
Jenny Zambrano
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kristina Hopkins
Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Lorien Jasny
Lecturer, Q-Step Centre, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Lauren Yeager
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
Meghan Avolio
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Mary Collins
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)
Matthew LaFevor
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Alabama
Noelle Beckman
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology & Ecology Center, Utah State University
Neil Carter
Assistant Professor, Center for Human-Environment Systems, College of Innovation and Design, Boise State University
Steven Alexander
Mitacs Canadian Science-Policy Fellow