2018 Switzer Fellows

In 2018, twenty new Fellows joined the Switzer Fellowship Network of more than 600 Fellows located across the country and around the world. Read about them and their work below. To find information on Fellowship alumni, please go to the Find an Expert section of our website where you can search by name, region, and area of expertise.

Teniope Adewumi-Gunn
PhD, Environmental Health Sciences and Industrial Hygiene
Lindsay Barbieri
University of Vermont
Ph.D, Natural Resources
Karen Diaz
MURP/MPH, Dual Candidate in Urban Planning and Public health
Ekow Edzie
Tufts University
MALD, Development Economics and Land Governance
Erik Grijalva
University of California Davis
PhD, Restoration Ecology
Dylan Harris
Clark University
PhD, Geography / Human-Environment Geography
Janelle Heslop
MS and MBA, Civil & Environmental Engineering / Business
Miyuki Hino
Stanford University
PhD, Environment and Resources
Lauren Howe
University of California, Davis
MS, International Agricultural Development
Kathryn Lesneski
Boston University
PhD, Marine Biology
Maria Martinez
Yale University
MEM, Environmental Management
Lindsay Olsen
Yale University
MEM, International Development and Community Resilience / School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Regan Patterson
University of California Berkeley
PhD, Environmental Engineering
Leslie Sanchez
Tufts University
PhD, Agriculture, Food, and the Environment
Sara Santiago
Yale University
MF, Master of Forestry / Yale School of Forestry & Environment
Jesse Strecker
University of California Berkeley
MA/MPP, Energy and Resources and Public Policy
Olivia Walton
University of New Haven
MS, Environmental Science / Ecology
Matthew Williamson
University of California Davis
PhD, Ecology
Philip Womble
Stanford University
PhD, Environment and Resources
Candice Youngblood
University of California Berkeley
JD, Juris Doctor

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Lara Cushing

Spotlight on Leadership

“Work with your mind, not with your hands.” Recent graduate Daisy Benitez grew up hearing these words so often it became her mantra. In fact, her life was shaped by this saying and by the lives of its authors: her parents. After earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering (’17), she will continue her work in sustainability through the Master in Green Technologies program, with her graduate studies funded by the National GEM Consortium Engineering Fellowship, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship, and the Switzer Environmental Fellowship.Read more >

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