Meet Our Graduate Students

oak leafJungwon An
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Ren
Email: jungwon.an@uconn.edu

amosiNellie Amosi
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Anyah
Topic: Vulnerability and Risk Analysis of Climate Change Extremes and Tropical Cyclones in Southern Africa: Malawi and Mozambique
Email: nellie.amosi@uconn.edu

faceAmanda Bunce
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Fahey
Topic: Tree Biomechanics and Silviculture for Climate Change
Email: amanda.bunce@uconn.edu

oak leafAcima Cherian
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Ortega
Topic: Population Ecology of African Civets (Civettictis civetta)
Email: acima.cherian@uconn.edu

faceMari Cullerton
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Zhu
Topic: Remote Sensing of Solar Photovoltaics and Understory Vegetation 
Email: mari.cullerton@uconn.edu

oak leafAlexander Drift
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Robbins
Topic:
Email: alexander.drift@uconn.edu

Shashika Himandi Gardeye Lamahewage
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Witharana
Topic:
Email: shashika_himandi.lamahewa@uconn.edu

Sydney Greenfield
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. T Rittenhouse
Topic: Black bear movement and behavior in exurban areas.
Email: sydney.greenfield@uconn.edu

 

oak leafJason Hawley
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. T. Rittenhouse
Topic: Bobcat habitat Selection Movement
Email: jason.hawley@uconn.edu

JanisAlec Janis
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Dietz
Topic: Behavior and Motivation of Well Water Testing
Email: alec.janis@uconn.edu 

Laura Kelly
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Morzillo
Topic: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Email: laura.kelly@uconn.edu

faceMadeline Kollegger
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Helton
Topic: Coastal Restoration
Email: madeline.kollegger@uconn.edu

Susmita Lamichhane
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Witharana
Topic: GIS & Remote Sensing
Email:susmita.lamichhane@uconn.edu

 

SamanthaSamantha Lewis
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Ortega
Topic: Ecology of Eastern Coyotes
Email: samantha.m.lewis@uconn.edu

oak leafTian Li
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Zhu
Topic:
Email: tianli@uconn.edu

Qiangyu Li
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Ren
Topic: Land Ecosystem Model Development 
Email: qiangyu.li@uconn.edu

manosElias Manos
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Witharana
Topic: Deep learning applications in remote sensing of the Arctic
Email: elias.manos@uconn.edu

Eric MooreEric Moore
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Helton
Topic: Biogeochemistry of Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions
Email: eric.m.moore@uconn.edu

Patrick O'mara
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Dietz
Topic:
Email: patrick.o'mara@uconn.edu

PoudelSandeep Poudel
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Knighton
Topic: Flood Risk Analysis using Socio-Hydrological Modeling
Email: sandeep.poudel@uconn.edu

Melissa Ruszczyk
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Ortega
Topic: Black Bear Behavioral Response to Anthropogenic Food
Email: melissa.ruszczyk@uconn.edu

oak leafKexin Song
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Zhu
Topic:
Email: kexin.song@uconn.edu

faceJoshua Snarski
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Knighton
Topic: Hydrological Modeling and Agricultural BMPs
Email: joshua.snarski@uconn.edu

Shanelle Thevarajah
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Morzillo
Topic: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Email: shanelle.thevarajah@uconn.edu

oak leafAndrew Yoder
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Witharana
Topic:
Email: andrew.yoder@uconn.edu

ChloeChloe Zampetti
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Brandt
Topic: Aquatic-to-Terrestrial Contaminant Transport
Email: chloe.zampetti@uconn.edu

zoccoEvan Zocco
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Witharana
Topic: Beaver Disturbance Assessment and Mapping
Email: evan.zocco@uconn.edu

faceAnika Agrawal
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Brandt
Topic: Selenium and Mercury transfer in Coastal Food Webs
Email: anika.agrawal@uconn.edu

BischoffKathryn Bischoff
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. T. Rittenhouse
Topic: Population Dynamics of Introduced and Native Cottontails
Email: kathryn.bischoff@uconn.edu

ChristopherChristopher Cane
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Cisneros
Topic: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment
Email: christopher.cane@uconn.edu

oak leafXinghua Patrick Cheng
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Ren
Email: xinghua.cheng@uconn.edu

oak leafEmlyn Crocker
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Morzillo
Topic:
Email: emlyn.crocker@uconn.edu

oak leafRaul Flamenco
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Brandt
Topic:
Email: raul.flamenco@uconn.edu

oak leafKewan Green
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Dobbs Brown
Topic:
Email: kewan.green@uconn.edu

 

Ashley Grinstead
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Zhu
Topic: Water Use & Land Cover Change Detection Using ECOSTRESS and OpenET
Email: ashley.grinstead@uconn.edu

 

Nicholas Harms
Degree: M.S
Advisor: Dr. Morzillo
Topic:UConn Connecticut Trails Program
Email: nicholas.harms@uconn.edu

Falu Hong
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Zhu
Topic: Remote Sensing and Land Cover
Email: faluhong@uconn.edu

Durga Joshi
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Witharana
Topic:
Email: durga.joshi@uconn.edu

Sarah Klionsky
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence
Topic: Wetland Restoration on Retired Cranberry Farms
Email: sarah.klionsky@uconn.edu

oak leafYogesh Kumar
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Ren
Topic:
Email: yogesh.kumar@uconn.edu

Olivia Lemieux
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence
Topic: salt marsh macrophyte decomposition dynamics. 
Email: olivia.lemieux@uconn.edu

Kevin Li
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Knighton
Topic: Ecohydrology
Email: kevin.j.li@uconn.edu

faceDavis Manshardt
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Kirchhoff
Topic: Water System Climate Adaptation & Resilience
Email: davis.manshardt@uconn.edu

faceMaddy Meadows-McDonnell
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence
Topic: Carbon Sequestration in Salt Marshes
Email: mmeadowsmcdonnell@uconn.edu

Ritu Mohanpuria
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Ren
Email: ritu.mohanpuria@uconn.edu

Maria Paula Otero
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Dobbs Brown
Topic: Urban Forestry
Email: maria_paula.otero_mora@uconn.edu

Michael Pimenta
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Witharana
Topic: Deep learning applications in remote sensing of hydrological and glacial features
Email: michael.pimenta@uconn.edu

MatthewMatthew Sobota
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Knighton
Topic: Hydrological Modeling
Email: matthew.sobota@uconn.edu

oak leafSummer Stebbins
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Witharana
Topic:
Email: summer.stebbins@uconn.edu

faceChristopher Sullivan
Degree: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Vokoun
Topic: Trout Movement and Thermal Refuge Use
Email: christopher.j.sullivan@uconn.edu

Teresa Verellen
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Dobbs-Brown
Topic: Urban forestry
Email: teresa.verellen@uconn.edu

Brandon Younan
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Morzillo
Email: brandon.younan@uconn.edu

oak leafJinghang Zhou
Degree: MS
Advisor: Dr. Yang
Topic:
Email: jinghang.zhuo@uconn.edu