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Graduating GES MS Students: Theses & Future Plans

Masters Moving to New Missions

Congratulations graduating GES Master's students! Here's to celebrating the completion of your theses and building on your recent work through future plans!

Chris Blume:

  • Thesis: "Chiroptera as Biomonitors of Heavy Metal Distribution in Baltimore City"
  • Future Plans: Starting PhD at Virginia Tech investigating the impact of disease and anthropogenic factors on the endangered Northern Long eared bat species

Natalia Figueredo

  • Thesis: "Baltimore City's participation in the Zero Waste Movement: Who Knows What About It and Who Has Access to It?"
  • Future Plans: Community outreach and engagement with the International Programs Office of the U.S. Forest Service 

Emma Gilligan

  • Thesis: "Informing Policy: Baltimore City, MD Community Perspectives on Using Tree Shade to Reduce Neighborhood Heat"
  • Future Plans: Working full time on hazardous waste management as a physical scientist and Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Land and Emergency Management

Gabi Icaza

  • Thesis: "Interactive Effects of Consumer Exclusion and Leaf Litter Composition on Patterns of Litter Decomposition in a Stream Ecosystem
  • Future Plans: Full time work with Department of Defense as a biologist for the Army Corps of Engineers

We applaud the hard work you've invested in these exciting achievements and can't wait to hear more about what you do next!

Posted: May 23, 2023, 6:10 PM