Dr. Colleen Scanlan Lyons (ENVS Research Professor) was nominated and selected to receive the 2020 individual achievement award recognizing her dedication to advancing partnerships for tropical forest conservation efforts that benefit indigenous peoples and local communities. This award announces the campus' appreciation of her commitment to reducing the burden that the CU campus and the Boulder community place on the environment.
ENVS PhD candidate Rayna Benzeev was awarded a Fulbright US Award, which will fund her to spend nine months in Brazil in 2021. Rayna is studying forest landscape restoration in Brazil's Atlantic Forest.
Jenn successfully defended her dissertation on March 30th titled "Re-Creating the American West: An Examination of the Impacts of Creative District Policy in Rural Colorado". It looks at the social, spatial, and economic outcomes for rural communities that engage with the creative district policy framework through a mixed method case study approach.