Opportunities

Our group has a range of on-going research projects, and inquiries about available opportunities are always welcome!

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students working with me have previously contributed to projects around Lake Victoria, Kenya, conducted global analyses, and lead literature reviews. They have given conference presentations and lead peer-reviewed publications resulting from their work. I have high standards for all members of the group — and in return work to provide you with support to develop your research skills and career.

Masters and Veterinary Students

Masters of public health, natural resources, and veterinary students have previously contributed to research in Kenya and Cambodia, as well as global analyses. Opportunities are available for masters students to conduct their thesis research with me, as well as for MPH practicums and veterinary research semesters. Masters and veterinary students may also have the opportunity to contribute to research in the field in Kenya or Cambodia. In evaluating whether our work may align, I look for students who are independent thinkers and problem solvers, who have an interest in field work and/or data analysis, and are committed to addressing the linked problems of limited environmental resource access and poor health.

Doctoral Students

Please contact me about current opportunities. Multiple, on-going projects in the group provide opportunities for graduate students to contribute to current activities while developing their own research. Further, there are opportunities for students from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including public health, environmental science / natural resources, and social sciences, in my group. Students at Cornell are supported by a combination of Research Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships, and are highly encouraged to apply for an NSF GRFP. In evaluating whether our work may align, I look for students who are independent thinkers and problem solvers, who have strong quantitative skills, who are interested in integrating human and natural systems, and who are committed to addressing the linked problems of limited environmental resource access and poor health. As a mentor, I strive to provide students with a balance of opportunities to pursue their interests and manage their own research projects, and guidance, support, and availability as they take on that endeavor.

Postdoctoral Researchers

I welcome inquiries from potential postdocs. In addition to opportunities supported by current grants, Cornell offers excellent postdoctoral opportunities to which I would be happy to discuss supporting your application: Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Postdoctoral Fellowships and NatureNet Science Fellowships. In addition, SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowships and Smith Fellowships offer additional avenues to fund work together.

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