MDP Student Appointments, Awards, Honors, and Accomplishments for Summer and Fall 2020

Oct. 14, 2020

MDP students have been recognized with a wide range of appointments, awards, and honors during the summer and fall semesters. 

Heather Altherr -- Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow, Outreach Assistantship with Southwest Decision Resources;  Summer 2020 Research Assistant on the study "Land quality and livelihoods in northern Ghana: Assessing the contributions of trees to sustainability" 

Natalia Cachora – Graduate Assistantship with UA Native American Science and Engineering Program (NASEP); Summer 2020 Internship with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

Julia Crocco -- Graduate Community Director, UA Housing and Residence Life; Case Management Intern with the International Rescue Committee; Management intern with the Tucson Metro Chamber Talent Pipeline

Yemisirach Debela -- Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow, Outreach Assistantship with UA Global Experiential Learning. 

Jack DeBoer -- Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow, Outreach Assistantship with The Humanitarian Response Department at Catholic Relief Services; Summer 2020 Research Assistantship on the study “Household developmental cycles and political-economic change in rural Tanzania”

Kirsten Drehobl --Student contractor, Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center 

Caroline Lewis – Graduate Assistant, UA Food Studies Program; Educator Engagement Specialist, CommunityShare; UA Graduate College Scholarship 

Sehdia Mansaray – Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow, Outreach Assistantship with the National Phenology Network; Recipient of Center for Regional Food Studies Award; Thriving Earth Exchange Community Science Fellow with the American Geophysical Union; representative for the Southern Arizona Geographers’ Association (SAGA) and for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in SGDE; Summer 2020 Research Assistant on the study “Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic through Community Gardens: A Lifeline to Food Security”

 Charles Meisch – Teaching Assistantship in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS); Summer 2020 Research Assistantship on the study “Household developmental cycles and political-economic change in rural Tanzania”

Anjelica Montano – UA Graduate College Scholarship 

Isabella Moreno –  Summer 2020 Research Assistantship on the study "Land quality and livelihoods in northern Ghana: Assessing the contributions of trees to sustainability"

Robert Riley – Research Assistantship, UA Humanitarian Assistance and Technical Support (HATS) project; 

Chandler Smith – Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow, Outreach Assistantship with Watershed Management Group; Research Assistantship on the study 

Joao Vilca Soto – UA Graduate College Scholarship