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
Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Ruhi, Albert
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Burnside, William
Associate Editor, Nature Sustainability
Hall, Billy
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lopez, Bianca
Postdoctoral Fellow
Field, Chris
Postdoctoral Fellow
Gurbisz, Cassie
Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, St. Mary’s College
Trisos, Christopher
Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni
Gerkey, Drew
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Oregon State University
Gill, David
David H. Smith Post-doctoral Fellow, Conservation International/George Mason University
Hardy, Dean
Postdoctoral Fellow
Locke, Dexter H.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Daut, Elizabeth
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, USAID
Allington, Ginger
Assistant Professor 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
Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni
Che-Castaldo, Judy
Lincoln Park Zoo
Gephart, Jessica
Postdoctoral Fellow
Maher, Joseph
Senior Economist, Center for Economics, Government Accountability Office
Postigo, Julio
Senior Research Scientist, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
Zambrano, Jenny
Postdoctoral Fellow
Hopkins, Kristina
Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Jasny, Lorien
Lecturer, Q-Step Centre, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
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
Postdoctoral Fellow
Collins, Mary
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, 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, Center for Human-Environment Systems, College of Innovation and Design, Boise State University
Jones, Nate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Staniczenko, Phillip P.A.
Assistant Professor of Biology, City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Alexander, Steven
Mitacs Canadian Science-Policy Fellow