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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Katherine Lininger
Dr. Ellen Wohl PhD Candidate, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University 2016-2017
Stacy Lischka
Stacy Lischka
Dr. Kevin Crooks PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University 2016-2017
Michelle Meyer Lueck
Michelle Meyer Lueck
Lori Peek PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University 2012-2013
Matthew W. Luizza
Matthew W. Luizza
Michele Betsill PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University 2013-2014
Sarah Maisonneuve
Sarah Maisonneuve
Mike Coughenour PhD Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2012-2013
Holly Marlatt
Holly Marlatt
Craig Trumbo PhD Student, Department of Journalism &Media Communication, Colorado State University 2012-2013
David Martin
David Martin
LeRoy Poff PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2014-2015
Laura Martin
Laura Martin
Francisco Olea-Popelka PhD Candidate, Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2017-2018
Lorene Martinez
Lorene Martinez
Robert Jones Ph.D. Student, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University 2011-2012
Rachel McCrary
Rachel McCrary
Dave Randall Ph.D. Student, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 2011-2012
Ryan McShane
Ryan McShane
LeRoy Poff PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Colorado State Univeristy 2013-2014
Grace Lloyd Miner
Grace Lloyd Miner
Bill Bauerle, Jay Ham PhD Student, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University 2014-2015
Adrian Monroe
Adrian Monroe
Cameron Aldridge Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University 2015-2016
Stephanie Lynn Moon
Stephanie Lynn Moon
Jeffrey Wilusz PhD Student, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University 2013-2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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