Sustainability Leadership Fellows


Academic researchers are a primary source of information that guides the complex decisions that determine our environmental future, and communication curriculum is too often overlooked as scientific researchers build their academic career.

SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellows are a select group of leading CSU senior PhD Candidates and Postdoctoral Fellows interested in communicating their science to media and the public. Over the course of one year, SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellows receive state-of-the-art training in environmental communication and professional development skills.

Sustainability Leadership Fellows are selected on a competitive basis, including their current sustainability science research and their interest in communicating important scientific concepts to broad audiences. Each year, the application process opens in March, and Fellowships begin in May and run through April.

Name Department Year Advisor
Ghassan J. Alaka, Jr.
Ghassan J. Alaka, Jr.
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Eric Maloney

Suzan Hassan AlDoubi
PhD Candidate, School of Education, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Sharon Anderson
Charlotte Alster
Charlotte Alster
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2015-2016 Joseph von Fischer
Natalie Anderson
Natalie Anderson
PhD Student, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Ellen Wohl
Mike Angstadt
Mike Angstadt
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Michele Betsill
Timothy J. Assal
Timothy J. Assal
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Jason Sibold
Daniel Auerbach
Daniel Auerbach
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 LeRoy Poff
Wahid Awad
Wahid Awad
PhD Candidate, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Patrick Byrne
Elizabeth Bach
Elizabeth Bach
Executive Director, Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, Colorado State University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Diana Wall
Sharon Baruch-Mordo
Sharon Baruch-Mordo
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Ken Wilson
James Benedict
James Benedict
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Eric Maloney
Katharine Benedict
Katharine Benedict
Ph.D. Student, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Jeff Collett
Drew Bennett
Drew Bennett
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dr. Liba Pejchar
Sarah Bisbing
Sarah Bisbing
PhD Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2012-2013 David Cooper
Brittany Bloodhart
Brittany Bloodhart
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmoshperic Science, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Silvia Sara Canetto
Andrea Borkenhagen
Andrea Borkenhagen
Phd Candidate, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 David Cooper
Ana Bossa
Ana Bossa
PhD Student, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Jan Leach
Paul Brewer
Paul Brewer
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2013-2014 Joe Von Fischer
Rachel Buxton
Rachel Buxton
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2017-2018 George Wittemyer
Eleanor Campbell
Eleanor Campbell
PhD Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Keith Paustian
Jonathan Care
Jonathan Care
PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Elissa Braunstein
Karie Cherwin
Karie Cherwin
Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Alan Knapp
Amber Childress
Amber Childress-Runyon
PhD Student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Dennis Ojima
Libby Christensen
Libby Christensen
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Colorado State University 2017-2018 Becca Jablonski
Andrea Clements
Andrea Clements
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr.
Stephen Cohen
Stephen Cohen
PhD Candidate, Department of Bioagricultural and Pest Management, Colorado State University 2017-2018 Jan Leach
Tessa Conroy
Tessa Conroy
PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Stephan Weiler
Renee Curry
Renee Curry
PhD Student, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Scott Denning
Ellen Daugherty
Ellen Daugherty
PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Thomas Borch
Daniel Deisenroth
Daniel Deisenroth
Ph.D. Student, Department of Agricultural Resource Economics, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Craig Bond, John Loomis
Adam Dillon
Adam Dillon
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Kevin Cooks
André Dozier
André Dozier
PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Mazdak Arabi
Stacey Elmore
Stacey Elmore
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, USDA/APHIS/WS National Wildlife Research Center 2016-2017 Dr. Kathryn P. Huyvaert

Stacy Endriss
PhD Candidate, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2016-2017 Ruth Hufbauer
Jessica Gilman Ernakovich
Jessica Gilman Ernakovich
PhD Student, Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Matthew Wallenstein
Ashley Evanoski-Cole
Ashley Evanoski-Cole
PhD Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr.
Anna Fagre
Anna Fagre
PhD Student, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Sue VandeWoude
John Field
John Field
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Bryan Willson and Keith Paustian
Jonathan M. Fisk
Jonathan M. Fisk
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Charles Davis
Sarah Fitzpatrick
Sarah Warner Fitzpatrick
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2012-2013 Chris Funk
Erika Foster
Erika Foster
PhD Candidate, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 Francesca Cotrufo
Tandra Fraser
Tandra Fraser
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, School of Global Environmental Sustainability 2015-2016
Jamie Fuller
Jamie Fuller
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Stephen Leisz
Travis Gallo
Travis Gallo
PhD Student, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Liba Pejchar
Brian Gill
Brian Gill
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2014-2015 Chris Funk, Boris Kondratieff
Shifra Goldenberg
Shifra Goldenberg
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2015-2016 George Wittemyer
Ashley Gramza
Ashley Gramza
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Kevin Crooks, Tara Teel
Tabitha A. Graves
Tabitha A. Graves
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Mevin Hooten
Robert Griffin-Nolan
Robert Griffin-Nolan
PhD Student, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 Alan Knapp
Nathan Grubaugh
Nathan Grubaugh
PhD Candidate, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Greg Ebel

Rebekah Gullberg
PhD Student, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Rushika Perera
Carolina Gutierrez
Carolina Gutierrez
Phd Student, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 N. LeRoy Poff
Ed Hall
Ed Hall
Assistant Profressor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Jill Baron
Liesel Hans
Liesel Hans
PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Robert Kling
Timothy Hansen
Timothy Hansen
PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University 2014-2015 H.J. Siegel
Amanda Hardy
Amanda Hardy
Ph.D. Student, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Kevin Crooks
Dylan Harrison-Atlas
Dylan Harrison-Atlas
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Dave Theobald
Ava Hoffman
Ava Hoffman
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 Melinda D. Smith
Debra Kaye Holman
Debra Kaye Holman
PhD Student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University 2012-2013 William M. Timpson, Jerry J. Vaske
David Hoover
David Hoover
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2013-2014 Alan Knapp
Kelly Hopping
Kelly Hopping
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Julia Klein
Aaron Hrozencik
Aaron Hrozencik
PhD Student, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dale Manning
Ch'aska Huayhuaca
Ch'aska Huayhuaca
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Kathleen Galvin
Heidi Huber-Stearns
Heidi Huber-Stearns
PhD Candidate, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Tony Cheng
Matthew Igel
Matthew Igel
PhD Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Susan van den Heever
Khishigbayar Jamiyansharav
Khishigbayar Jamiyansharav
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
Theresa Jedd
Theresa Jedd
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Michele Betsill
Kristen Kaczynski
Kristen Kaczynski
Ph.D. Student, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State Univeristy 2011-2012 David Cooper

Ajit Karna
PhD Candidate, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Richard Bowen

Parker Kraus
Ph.D. Student, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Scott Denning

Anita Kuepper
PhD Student, Department of Bioagricultrual Sciences and Management, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Todd Gaines
Rod Lammers
Rod Lammers
PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University 2017-2018 Brian Bledsoe
Jillian M. Lang
Jillian M. Lang
PhD Student, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Jan Leach
Katie Langin
Katie Langin
Postdoctoral Researcher, US Geological Study, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2011-2012 Cameron Ghalambor
Clinton Leach
Clinton Leach
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2013-2014 Colleen Webb
Justin Lee
Justin Lee
PhD Candidate, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Sue VandeWoude
Hannakaisa Lindqvist
Hannakaisa Lindqvist
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Christopher O'Dell

Katherine Lininger
PhD Candidate, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dr. Ellen Wohl
Stacy Lischka
Stacy Lischka
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dr. Kevin Crooks
Michelle Meyer Lueck
Michelle Meyer Lueck
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Lori Peek
Matthew W. Luizza
Matthew W. Luizza
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Michele Betsill
Sarah Maisonneuve
Sarah Maisonneuve
PhD Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Mike Coughenour
Holly Marlatt
Holly Marlatt
PhD Student, Department of Journalism &Media Communication, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Craig Trumbo
David Martin
David Martin
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2014-2015 LeRoy Poff
Lorene Martinez
Lorene Martinez
Ph.D. Student, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Robert Jones
Rachel McCrary
Rachel McCrary
Ph.D. Student, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Dave Randall
Ryan McShane
Ryan McShane
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2013-2014 LeRoy Poff
Grace Lloyd Miner
Grace Lloyd Miner
PhD Student, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Bill Bauerle, Jay Ham
Adrian Monroe
Adrian Monroe
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Cameron Aldridge
Stephanie Lynn Moon
Stephanie Lynn Moon
PhD Student, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Jeffrey Wilusz

Brittany Mosher
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dr. Larissa Bailey, Dr. Kate Huyvaert
Alexandra Naegele
Alexandra Naegele
PhD Student, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2017-2018 David Randall
Shunsuke Nakao
Shunsuke Nakao
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Sonia Kreidenweis
DeAna Nasseth
DeAna Nasseth
Ph.D. Student, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Michael Coughenour
Joseph Northrup
Joseph Northrup
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2014-2015 George Wittemyer
Noelle Noyes
Noelle Noyes
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Paul Morley and Zaid Abdo

Isabella Oleksy
PhD Student, Department of Ecosystems Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dr. Jill Baron
Mónica Páez
Mónica Páez
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2013-2014 Chris Funk
Aaron Piña
Aaron Piña
PhD Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Scott Denning
Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Elizabeth Pilon-Smits
Kelly Sierra Ramirez
Kelly Sierra Ramirez
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Diana Wall
Katie Renwick
Katie Renwick
PhD Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Monique Rocca
Lindsay Reynolds
Lindsay Reynolds
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2012-2013 LeRoy Poff
Kerry Rippy
Kerry Rippy
PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University 2017-2018 Steven Strauss
Faizal Rohmat
Faizal Rohmat
PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University 2017-2018 John W Labadie
Laura Rosen
Laura Rosen
PhD Candidate, Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 Francisco Olea-Popelka
Steven Rosenzweig
Steven Rosenzweig
PhD Student, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dr. Meagan Schipanski
Megan Ruxton
Megan Ruxton
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Kyle Saunders

Stacia Ryder
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dr. Lori Peek
Jacob Salcone
Jacob Salcone
PhD Student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University 2017-2018 Kelly Jones
Patricia Salerno
Patricia Salerno
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2015-2016 W. Chris Funk
Jessica Salo
Jessica Salo
Ph.D. Student, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Dave Theobald
Erin Schliep
Erin Schliep
Ph.D. Student, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Jennifer Hoeting

Derek Schook
Postdoc, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, CSU, Postdoc, Water Resources Division of the National Park Service 2016-2017 Sara Rathburn
Misha Iris Schurman
Misha Iris Schurman
PhD Student, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr.
Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
PhD Student, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State Univeristy 2017-2018 Ellen Wohl

Alisha Shah
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Dr. Cameron Ghalambor
Amy Sheflin
Amy Sheflin
PhD Candidate, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University 2015-2016 Tiffany Weir
Seema Sheth
Seema Nayan Sheth
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2012-2013 Amy Angert

Xoco Shinbrot
PhD Student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Kelly Jones
Joel Sholtes
Joel Sholtes
PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Brian Bledsoe
Jason Sircely
Jason Sircely
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Richard Conant
Helen Sofaer
Helen Sofaer
Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Cameron Ghalambor
Faith Sternlieb
Faith Sternlieb
PhD Candidate, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Melinda Laituri
Chubashini Suntharalingam
Chubashini Suntharalingam
PhD Candidate, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University 2013-2014 Gregory Graff
Zachary Sylvain
Zachary Sylvain
Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Diana Wall
Stephanie Szostek
Stephanie Szostek
Ph.D. Student, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Howard Schwartz
Derrick Taff
Derrick Taff
Ph.D. Student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University 2011-2012 Peter Newman
Paul Tanger
Paul Tanger
PhD Candidate, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Jan Leach
Jennifer Tobin-Gurley
Jennifer Tobin-Gurley
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, Director of Research and Engagement, Center of Disaster and Risk Analysis 2014-2015 Lori Peek
Andrew Tredennick
Andrew Tredennick
PhD Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Kathleen Galvin, Niall Hanan

Carlie Trott
PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Jennifer J. Harman
Jessica Tryner
Jessica Tryner
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University 2017-2018 Anthony J. Marchese
Tungalag Ulambayar
Tungalag Ulambayar
PhD Candidate, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University 2014-2015 Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
Tony Vorster
Tony Vorster
PhD Student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 Paul Evangelista
Dhaval Vyas
Dhaval Vyas
PhD Candidate, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University 2017-2018 Paul Ode
Fang Wang
Fang Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2012-2013 Chris Kummerow
Rekha Warrier
Rekha Warrier
PhD Student, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 Barry. R. Noon

Kevin Wilcox
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2014-2015 Alan Knapp
Thomas Wilding
Thomas Wilding
Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology, Colorado State University 2011-2012 LeRoy Poff
Kate Wilkins
Kate Wilkins
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018 Liba Pejchar

Brandon Wolding
PhD Student, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2016-2017 Eric Maloney
Zachary Wurtzebach
Zachary Wurtzebach
PhD Student, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State Univerisity 2015-2016 Courtney Schultz