Grad Alumni

Name

Degree

Dissertation and Thesis Titles
and Internship Organizations

Alexander, Katharine

2011, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Boulder Valley School District

Archie, Kelli

2012, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Climate Change Adaptation in the Western U.S.: Examining Barriers to Planning, Hurdles to Implementation, and Demand for Information by Federal Public Lands Managers and Colorado Mountain Communities

Internship Organization:  Sustainable Travel International

Barone, Richard

2008, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  National Renewable Energy Lab

Beckel, Elizabeth

2010, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Boulder County Sustainability Office

Bell, Tisza

2009, M.S.

Thesis:  A Shift in Diatom Species Regime Due to Increased Phosphorous Associated With the Thaw of Alpine Permafrost

Bingham, Lisa

2009, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  Solar Rebate Program; Governor's Energy Office, Denver Colorado

Bishop, Ian

2014, M.S.

Observations of population size diminution and sexual size regeneration in the nuisance diatom Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngbye) Schmidt

Bloch, Charlie

2010, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Braun, Lisa

2010, M.S.

Internship Organization:  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Briggle, Adam

2006, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  The President's Council on Bioethics: Science, Democracy, and the Good Life

Cacy, Cynthia

2006, M.S.

Thesis:  Chemical weathering fluxes of loess soils in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska.

Cannon, Douglas

2004, M.S./JD

Internship Organization:  Colorado Department of Natural Resources

Carroll, Ghita

2008, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Interaction between Renewable Energy Markets and Carbon Markets: Optimal Design of Policies to Meet Societal Goals

Internship Organization:  Renewable Energy Policy Project Washington, D.C.

Caruana, Lisa

2014, M.S.

Chan, Joanna

2010, MS/MBA

2013, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Managing risk through forest governance: The use of collective action and property rights by Bolivian indigenous communities

Internship Organization:  Sustainable Travel International

Cherney, David

2011, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Environmental Saviors? The Effectiveness of Nonprofits in Greater Yellowstone

Clack, Christopher

2004, M.S.

Internship Organization:  USGS, Denver

Conlin, Sarah

2012, M.S.

Internship Organization:  National Park Service

Copeland, Cindy

2004, M.S.

Thesis:  Facing Climate Change in New Mexico: Policy Approaches for State and Local Implementation

Crouch, Caitlin

2011, M.S.

Thesis:  Impacts of Hydrologic Change on Geochemistry in the Upper Snake River, a High Mountain Acid Rock Drainage Stream

Davies, Kenneth

2006, M.S.

Internship Organization:  NREL Strategic Energy Analysis Center

Des Rosiers, Renaud

2006, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  National Renewable Energy Lab

Di Vittorio, Sarah

2004, M.S.

Internship Organization:   U.S. Forest Service

Drake, Travis

2014, M.S.

Thesis:  Ancient Low-Molecular Weight Organic Acids in Permafrost Fuel CO2 Production Upon Thaw

Dunbar, Scott

2011, M.S./JD

Internship Organization:  Environmental Defense Fund

Engelhaupt, Erika

2006, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Colorado Daily

Evans, Candice

2008, M.S.

Thesis:  Effects of water vapor on analyses of atmospheric carbon dioxide

Failey, Elisabeth

2011, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  SunOne Solutions

Fernandez, Daniel

2005, M.S.

Thesis:  Soil organic matter in the Canyonlands physiogarphic [i.e. physiographic] section of the Colorado Plateau: biochemical dynamics and land use perspectives

Field, Eileen

2005, M.S.

Internship Organization:  City of Engelwood

Filerman, Phi

2006, M.S./MBA

Internship:  Green Building

Finch, Vanessa

2011, M.S./JD

Thesis:  A Study of Issues Surrounding Emissions Leakage Policies in the Electricity Sector Within Sub-National Cap and Trade Systems in the United States

Fisher, Erik

2006, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  US Nanotechnology Policy and Midstream Modulation

Flack, Paul

2007, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Recreational Water Use in South Africa: Economic Empowerment for Local Communities

Flanagan, Colleen

2007, M.S.

Thesis:  Understanding alpine watersheds in the Colorado Front Range: phytoplankton community analysis and watershed education

Internship Organization:  Rocky Mountain National Park

Gabor, Rachel

2013, PhD.

Disseration:  A Spectroscopic Investigation of the Chemistry of Organic Matter During Biogeochemical Cycling Through the Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water of the Boulder Creek Watershed

Giangola, Lorine

2012, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  The Cost of Cleaner Water: Linking Farmer Incentives to Conservation Outcomes

Internship Organization:  The Nature Conservancy, Boulder, Colorado

Giudice, Linda

2011, M.S.

Internship Organization:  National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Gordon, Eric

2009, M.S.

Internship Organization:  National Wildlife Federation

Gratz, Joel

2006, M.S./MBA

Thesis:  Unlocking the treasure chest: A study of technology transfer in the case of level-II radar data

Hague, James

2007, M.S.

Internship Organization:  US Embassy, London

Hickey Hobson, Anne

2006, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Using Remotely-Sensed Nearshore Suspended Sediment as an Indicator of Environmental Change on the Alaskan North Slope

Jampolsky, Jacqueline 

2014, Ph.D./JD

Thesis: Integrated Resource Management Planning with the Ute Mountain Tribe: Property, Place and Governable Space

Jannatpour, Vivienne

2005, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Colorado Daily

Johnson, Rebecca

2010, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Smart Grid: Carbon and Economic Implications for Colorado

Internship Organization:  Governor of Colorado's Energy Office

Khan, Alia

2012, M.S.

Thesis:  Adapting to Longer Summers: Evaluation of the Relationship Between Dissolved Organic Material (DOM), Chlorophyll-A and Algal Species in Lakes and Drinking Water Reservoirs Throughout the State of Colorado as Precursors to the Formation of Disinfection By-Products (DBPs)

Kineman, John

2007, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Relational Complexity in Natural Science and the Design of Ecological Informatics

Kirkland, Tracy

2005, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Global Greengrants

Kopp, Michael

2010, M.S./JD

Internship Organization:  Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Kosmenko, Kimberly

2004, M.S.

Thesis:  Grasslands Conservation Programs on Private Lands: Integrating Sociocultural and Ecological Learning for Prairie Dog Ecosystem

Kuranz, Abby

2014, M.S.

Thesis: Multi-level Governance of Colorado's Instream Flow Program

La Coss, Ron

2011, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Boulder Valley School District

LaCasse, Christopher

2010, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Trees, Water and People

Lantz, Eric

2008, M.S.

Internship Organization:  National Renewable Energy Lab (Natl Wind Technology Center)

Leach, Scott

2007, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  Ecoenergy

Lim, Rebecca

2010, M.S.

Internship Organization:  City of Boulder, Local Environmental Action Division

Logar, Nathaniel

2008, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Federally Funded Science For User Benefit: Policy Mechanisms for Mission-Oriented Research

Lokey, Elizabeth

2008, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Clean Development Mechanism Renewable Energy Projects in Latin America

Loscalzo, Matthew

2005, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Environmental Protection Agency

Lovering, Jessica

2012, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Breakthrough Institute

Lowrey, Jessica

2004, M.S.

Thesis:  Connecting Science and Policy: Lessons Learned from 32 Science-Policy Assessments

Lowry, Elizabeth

2010, M.S./MBA

Internship Organizations:  White Wave Foods, Institute for Behavioral Studies, Center for Resource Conservation

Lyons, Parker

2014, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization: Rocky Mountain Institute

Magee, Amanda

2013, M.S.

Internship Organization:  ESRI

Makar, Laura

2008, M.S./JD

Thesis:  Voluntary Transfers of Reclamation Water Rights: A Mechanism for Augmentation of Urban Supply Reliability

Internship Organization:  Western Resource Advocates

Maricle, Genevieve

2008, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Shaping Science: How to Turn Science Studies into Science Action

McGuire, Christopher

2010, M.S.

Thesis:  Temperature Trends and Advancing Dates Of Emergence For Montane Grasshoppers Along An Elevational Transect In the Colorado Front Range (1953-2008)

McLaughlin, Aimee

2009, M.S.

Thesis:  Impacts of Didymosphenia geminata Nuisance Blooms on the Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community in a Regulated Mountain Stream System

McLoughlin, Rachel

2009, M.S.

Thesis:  Characterization of Organic Biogeochemistry and Didymospheria geminata Abundance in Boulder Creek

McNie, Elizabeth

2008, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Co-producing useful scientific information for climate policy: Informing science policy and decision support

Meldrum, James

2012, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Variability in Human-Natural Systems: Three Essays Connecting Resilience and Economics

Internship Organization:  United States Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Miller, Jonathan

2011, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  NexGen Energy Partners

Miller, Emily

2012, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  NREL

Mohleji, Shali

2011, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Gaining from Losses: Using Disaster Loss Data as a Tool for Appraising Natural Disaster Policy

Moorman, Beth

2006,M.S.

Internship Organization:  Science Discovery

Noble, Erik

2014, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Using the Weather and Research Climate Model to Study
the West African Monsoon

Norton, Rachel

2013, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Boulder County Sustainability Office

O'Connell, Ric

2005, M.S.

Internship Organization:  National Renewable Energy Lab

Olson, Shawn

2013, M.S.

Thesis:  Power Politics: The Political Ecology of Wind Energy Opposition in Wyoming

Opitz-Stapleton, Sarah

2009, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Political Ecology of Safe Drinking Water in the United States with a Case Study Focus on Puerto Rico

Owen, Jamesy

2012, M.S./JD

Internship Organization:  Environmental Protection Agency

Pacheco, Desiree

2004, M.S.

Thesis:  Product Service Systems: An Assessment of the Conditions for Optimal Goernance as a Function of Eco and Env Efficiency

Pater, Jane

2007, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  NREL

Peternell, Mark

2006, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  City of Englewood

Pollock, Leslie

2004, M.S.

Thesis:  Internship Organization: Energy Program of the National Conference of State Legislators

Pollock-Carlino, Jennifer

2006, M.S.

Internship Organization:  USGS

Raby, Kim

2005, M.S.

Thesis:  Use of Water Quality Data for Land Management Decisions: A Case Study in San Juan County, CO

Ravikumar, Ashwin

2010, M.S.

2013, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Inequality and Institutions as Joint Drivers of Forest Governance Outcomes: Evidences from the Bolivian Lowlands

Internship Organization:  Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India

Reisman, Matthew

2012, M.S./MBA

Internship:  Climate Adaptation, Bangladesh

Reiss Buckley, Rachel

2005, M.S.

Internship Organization:  City of Boulder, Office of Environmental Affairs

Rinner, Lesley

2004, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Colorado People's Environmental and Economic Network

Rosner, Hillary

2006, M.S.

Thesis:  Tropical rainforests: Carbon sink or carbon source?

Ryen, Shep

2005, M.S.

Internship Organization:  U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science

Sakaeva, Aneliya

2014, M.S.

Thesis:  Ecology and Biogeography of Freshwater Diatoms in ponds of McMurdo Dry Valleys and parts of the Ross Island

Scharfenberger, Paul

2011, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Shapiro, Julie

2007, M.S.

Internship Organization:  The Nature Conservancy, Boulder, Colorado

Sheppard Hawkins, Celene

2008, M.S./JD

Thesis:  Beyond technology: Climate change and the future of dwelling

Simmonds, Ricardo

2011, M.S.

Thesis:  Truth and Climate Change: Truth in Pragmatism Confronted by Habermas and Ratzinger in the Context of Climate Change

Spector, Zachary

2013, M.S./MBA

Internship Organization:  Colorado State Land Board

Stanish, Lee

2011, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Ecological Controls on Stream Diatom Communities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Stockmayer, Gabriella

2011, M.S./JD

Internship Organization:  Western Resource Advocates

Stockton, Keith

2009, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Government to Private Sector Energy Programs: Identification of Common Elements Leading to Successful Implementation

Stoll, Michelle

2010, M.S./JD

Internship Organization:  Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Strife, Susan

2009, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  The Concrete Jungle: Environmental Awareness and Experiences of Nature Among Urban Youth

Internship Organization:  Environmental Center University of Colorado

Tegen, Suzanne

2006, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Electricity Decision-Making: New Techniques for Calculating Statewide Economic Impacts from New Power Supply and Demand-side Management Programs

Internship Organization:  Environmental Center University of Colorado

Telligman, Amy

2013, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Understanding the Social Dimensions and Preferences for the Management of Protected Agricultural Lands

Thompson, Jeff

2004, M.S.

Internship:  Roadless Area Evaluation

Tomaszewski, Timothy

2006, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Atmospheric nitrogen deposition at a conifer forest: Canopy nitrogen uptake and photosynthesis [Electronic resource]

Tweedie, Alexandra

2011, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Breakthrough Institute

Venkateswaran, Kanmani 

2014, M.S.

Thesis: The Vulnerability of Zambian Communities Living Along the Zambezi River Basin to Floods

Vogel, Jason

2006, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Persistent Policy Problems

von Herberstein, Edouard

2004, M.S.

Thesis:  Hurricane risk pricing, catastrophe models and data quality: Why it matters and what should be done about it.

Weber, Lindsay

2008, M.S.

Internship Organization:  Denver Water Department

Weinkle, Jessica

2013, Ph.D.

The Prediction Racket:  Constructing, Characterizing, and Governing Florida's Hurricane Risk

Wheeler, Ben

2004, M.S.

Wineland, Troy

2003, M.S.

Zebrowski, Mariah

2010, M.S./JD

Internship Organization:  CU Law School
Zakem, Emily 2011, M.S.
Zarzecki, Lee 2011, M.S./JD Internship Organization:  Region 8 EPA