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
André Gustavo Nave
Project Coordinator, Laboratory of Ecology and Forest Restoration, University of São Paulo; Director, BIOFLORA Restoration Technology; Director, NBL Environmental Engineering
William Burnside
Associate Editor, Nature Sustainability
J. Baird Callicott
Retired University Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas
Cassie Gurbisz
Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, St. Mary’s College
Dana R Fisher
Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Program for Society and the Environment, University of Maryland
Drew Gerkey
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Oregon State University
David Gill
David H. Smith Post-doctoral Fellow, Conservation International/George Mason University
David Seekell
Associate Senior Lecturer, Umeå University
Elizabeth Daut
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, USAID
Henrik Ernstson
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, Research Fellow & Honorary Visiting Scholar, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town
Harish Padmanabha
Research Scientist, Center for Human Development Research; Lecturer, Departments of Psychology and Public Health; Universidad del Norte, Colombia
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
Ken Conca
Professor, School of International Service, American University
Kristina Hopkins
Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Leah Bevis
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State University.
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
Matthew Baker
Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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
Michael Perring
Research Associate, University of Western Australia & Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University
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
Nicholas Magliocca
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Alabama
Paolo D'Odorico
Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Ricardo Ribeiro Rogrigues
Professor, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo
Steven Alexander
Mitacs Canadian Science-Policy Fellow
Samir Doshi
Senior Scientist, USAID
Simone Pulver
Associate Professor and Director of Interdepartmental PhD Emphasis in Environment and Society (IPEES), University of California, Santa Barbara
N. Thompson Hobbs
Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
Vicenç Acuña
Research Scientist, Resources and Ecosystems Area, Catalan Institute for Water Research