The following students received GLOBES fellowship and training support during their graduate program of study. Students with an asterisk * by their name earned a GLOBES certificate recognizing completion of interdisciplinary training requirements upon the awarding of a graduate degree from the home department of study.

2018 Graduates

Bernard, Ka'sha
J.D. 2018  Law School  Advisor: Bruce Huber  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Research:  Environmental justice and toxic tort, sustainability efforts in energy and food production

Clark, Matthew P.
J.D. 2018  Law School  Advisor: Bruce Huber  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Research:  Legal Advocacy and Management of Energy Sustainability

Forrest Fruscalzo, Raven
M.S. 2018  Biological Sciences  Advisor: Zain Syed  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Research: Disease vector neurophysiology and military science applications

Grotz, Lara
M.S. 2018   Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences  Advisor: Robert Nerenberg  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Research:  Treatment technologies for sustainable water management in agricultural and urban settings utilizing membrane aerated biofilm reactors

Lee, Robert D.
J.D. 2018 . Law School  Advisor: Bruce Huber  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Research: Policy and management of freshwater systems in the U.S.

2017 Graduates

MS 2017 Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jessica Hellmann  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Thesis Research: Climate change effects on the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly and conservation management of butterfly systems

LaTorre*, Diana
PhD 2017  Biological Sciences  Advisor: David Boone  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Dissertation Research: Innate Immunology and Microbial Invasion in a Spontaneous Model of Colitis
Current Status: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Chicago, Eugene B. Chang Lab 

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Love*, Rachel (Becca)
PhD 2017  Biological Sciences  Advisor: Nora Besansky  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation Research: Ecological speciation and whole-genome analysis within the Anopheles gambiae complex
Current Status:  Post-doctoral researcher with the Nora Besansky lab, University of Notre Dame

Ngai*, Michelle
PhD 2017  Biological Sciences  Advisor:  MaryAnn McDowell  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Dissertation Research: Serotonin Receptors as Novel Insecticide Targets
Current Status: Special Professional Faculty with the Eck Institute's Master of Science in Global Health, University of Notre Dame

ten Bosch*, Quirine A.
PhD 2017  Biological Sciences  Advisor:  Alex Perkins  GLOBES Certificate Fellow
Dissertation Research: Mathematical epidemiology of mosquito-borne diseases
Current Status: Post-doctoral fellow at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France

2016 Graduates

Clifford, Benjamin
PhD 2016, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Mike Pfrender  GLOBES-ND Fellow 2011
Dissertation: Genomic and regulatory divergence between sister species of Daphnia
Current Status: Technical Support/Field Application Scientist for BioNano Genomics of San Diego, CA

Evans, Nathaniel
PhD 2016, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Gary Lamberi  GLOBES-ND-ECI Fellow 2011
Dissertation: Improving detection and community assessment of rare and at-risk fishes
Current Status: Postdoctorate at Florida International University, Everglades Ecology Lab

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Gentile*, Rachel Hesselink
PhD 2016, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jason McLachlan  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a coastal marsh sedge resurrected from a century-long seed bank.
Current Status: Senior legislative staff, Office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Director of the bi-partisan Safe Climate Caucus

Hood, Glen
PhD 2016  Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jeffrey Feder  GLOBES-ND Fellow 2011
Dissertation: Sequential divergence and the multiplicative origin of community diversity
Current Status: Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, Texas

Kinnear*, Craig
PhD 2016  History  Advisor:  Jon Coleman  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: The Legend of Logging: Timber Industry Culture and the Rise of Paul Bunyan, 1870-1945
Current Status: Business Analyst at Stay Metrics Management Consulting, South Bend, IN

Sanders*, Sheri
PhD 2016, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Mike Pfrender  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Conservation transcriptomics of Ambystomatid salamanders and their polyploid hybrids
Current Status: Bioinformatic Analyst, National Center for Genome Analysis and Support (NCGAS), Indiana University, Bloomington
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2015 Graduates

Kennedy*, George
PhD 2015, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Patricia Champion  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Identification and characterization of novel loci required for ESX-1 secretion in Mycobacterium marinum

Klegarth*, Amy
PhD 2015 Biological Sciences  Advisors: Hope Hollocher & Agustin Fuentes  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Landscape Genetic Structure, Ranging Patterns, and Management of Urban Primates
Current Status: Postdoctoral Research Associate jointly within the University of Washington's National Primate Research Center and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology / the Department of Anthropology

Reisinger*, Alexander J.
PhD 2015, Biological Sciences  Advisor:  Jennifer Tank   GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Assessing the role of the water column in nutrient dynamics of lotic ecosystems
Current Status: Tenure track Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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Reisinger*, Lindsey Sargent
PhD 2015, Biological Sciences  Advisor:  David Lodge   GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Contemporary evolution and parasitism alter the ecological impacts of an invasive crayfish
Current Status: Research Assistant Professor in the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program, University of Florida School of Forestry, Gainesville, FL

Ryan*, Sean
PhD 2015, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jessica Hellmann  GLOBES-ND Fellow 2011
Dissertation: An evaluation of spatio-temporal changes in the population genomics of a butterfly hybrid zone over a thirty-year period of climatic change
Current Status: Research geneticist with the US Department of Agriculture, Gainesville, FL
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Saint Jean*, Gilbert
PhD 2015, Biological Sciences  Advisor:  Jeffrey Feder   GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: The Effects of geography and host plant relationships on the population genetics of fruit flies in the Rhagoletis cingulata (Dipthera Tephritidae) sibling species group
Current Status: Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Salt Project Senior Marketing Liaison at the University of Notre Dame Haiti Program

Tamba, Tua
PhD 2015, Electrical Engineering  Advisor:  Michael Lemmon  GLOBES-ND-ECI Fellow 2011
Dissertation:  Forecasting regime shifts in nonlinear dynamical systems
Current Status: Postdoctoral researcher, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Turner*, Cameron
PhD 2015, Biological Sciences  Advisor:  David Lodge   GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Environmental DNA from aquatic macrobiota and its use in ecosystem monitoring
Current Status: Environmental consultant providing genetic monitoring services to industry, government, and research

Weaver, Abigail
PhD 2015, Chemistry and Biochemistry  Advisors: Marya Lieberman and Holly Goodson  GLOBES-ND Fellow 2011
Research interests: Development and use of paper analytic devices for field testing of water contaminants and counterfeit drugs
Current Status: Research Associate with Prof. Joshua Shrout in the Civil Engineering/Geosciences Department at University of Notre Dame 

Wiersema*, Courtney
PhD 2015, History  Advisor: Jon Coleman  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: All Consuming Nature: Provisioning in Industrial Chicago, 1833-1893
Current Status: Assistant Director, Graduate Career Development, University of Chicago

2014 Graduates

Castillo, Daniel
PhD 2014, Theology  Advisor: J. Matthew Ashley  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: An Ecological Theology of Liberation: Gutiérrez , Salvation History, and Human Ecology
Current Status: Tenure-track faculty position in Department of Theology, Loyola Maryland University


Clancy*, James
PhD 2014, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: ARF6 regulated tumor progression
Current Status: Research Associate, D'Souza-Schorey Lab, University of Notre Dame

Cooper*, Matthew
PhD 2014, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Gary Lamberti  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Structure and Function of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands
Current Status: Research Scientist, Burke Center for Freshwater Innovaton, Northland College, Ashland, WI

Farrell, Justin
PhD 2014, Sociology  Advisors Omar Lizardo and Christian Smith  GLOBES ND Fellow
Dissertation: The Moral Meaning of Environmental Conflicts over Yellowstone
Current Status: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, joint appointment with Department of Sociology
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Mikels-Carrasco*, Jessica
PhD 2014, Sociology  Advisor: Jessica Collett  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Closer to the Ground: Environmental Sociology of Children
Current Status: Senior Consultant, DJ Case & Associates, an environmental education and sustainability consulting firm located in South Bend, IN
Email: Website:

Noble*, Nolan 
PhD 2014,  Economics  Advisor: William Evans   GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Long-Run Consequences of Short-Term Health Shocks
Current Status: Research Analyst, at CNA Corporation in the Resource Analysis Division, Alexandria, Virginia 

Shirey*, Patrick
PhD 2014, Biological Sciences  Advisor Gary Lamberti  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: An interdisciplinary approach to inform ecological restoration and environmental policy: Merging ecology, history, and law
Current Status:  Principal at Ecology Policy LLC,,  Pittsburgh, PA

Winikoff, Sarah
M.S., Biological Sciences  Advisor Jennifer Tank  GLOBES Biology Fellowship
Thesis: The Influence of Marine-derived Nutrient Subsidies on Lakes and Streams in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge
Current Status:  PhD student in Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota,Morris

2013 Graduates

Barnes, Matthew
PhD 2013, Biological Sciences  Advisor: David Lodge  GLOBES-ND Fellow
Dissertation: Prediction, detection, and management of aquatic invasive species
Current Status: Tenure track position, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Baron, Jessica
PhD 2013, History and Philosophy of Science  Advisor: Chris Hamlin  GLOBES-ND Fellow
Dissertation: Reforming the Raj: Florence Nightingale's biomedical liberalism in British India
Current Status: Outreach and Communications Coordinator for the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values; Managing Editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame.

GLOBES Graduates 2013

Deines*, Andrew
PhD 2013, Biological Sciences  Advisor: David Lodge  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Environmental change and tradeoffs in freshwater ecosystem services: Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) introduction to the Kafue River, Zambia 
Current Status: Senior Scientist at an environmental and engineering consulting firm, Exponent, Inc ( in Bellevue, WA

Elgin (Baldridge)*, Ashley
PhD 2013, Biological Sciences  Advisor David Lodge  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Invasive rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus): community impacts and potential for recovery
Current Status: Research scientist at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab in Muskegon, MI. As the benthic ecologist on staff, Ashley studies the impacts of invasive mussels in the Great Lakes. 

Powell, Thomas
PhD 2013, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jeffrey Feder  GLOBES ND Fellow
Dissertation: Ecological divergence, host race formation, and speciation: host plant adaptation as a driver of insect diversification
Current status: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, New York

Roley*, Sarah
PhD 2013, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jennifer Tank  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: The influence of floodplain restoration on stream ecosystem function in an agricultural landscape
Current Status: Research associate, W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University

Sadler, Clayton
PhD 2013, Economics  Advisor: Michael Pries  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: The rent and vacancy rates during the Boom: the role of renter creditworthiness
Current Status: Economist, Policy and Economic Research Council, Durham, North Carolina

St. Laurent*, Brandy
PhD 2013, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Frank Collins  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Molecular and behavioral characterization of Anopheline species of mosquito: Indonesia, Kenya, and Zambia
Current Status: Post-doctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health: Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Sim*, Sheina
PhD 2013, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jeffrey Feder  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: The frontier of ecological speciation: Investigating western populations of Rhagoletis pomonella
Current Status: Junior researcher at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Science

Swanson, Mary
M.A. 2013, History  Advisor: Jon Coleman  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Masters Project: An Eldorado, Not of Gold, but of Health: Colorado, Immigration, and Tuberculosis, 1860-1900
Current Status: Associate Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Artistry (OURA) at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2012 Graduates

Levi*, Peter
PhD 2012, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jennifer Tank  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Ecosystem-scale effects of salmon on stream nutrient dynamics
Current Status: Tenure-track faculty, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Drake University, Des Moines,IA

Miller*, Becky
PhD 2012, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Michael Ferdig  GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: Genomic variation and plasticity in Plasmodium falciparum
Current Status: Post-doctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health:Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

2011 Graduates

Bee*, Charles Adam
PhD 2011, Economics  Advisor: William Evans GLOBES NSF-IGERT Trainee
Dissertation: The effect of car ownership on employment. 
Current Status: Economist, Income Statistics Branch, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division; U.S. Census Bureau

Lane, Kelly
PhD 2011, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Hope Hollocher GLOBES-ND Fellow
Dissertation: The impact of population structure on parasite transmission in long-tailed macaques
Current Status: Assistant Professor of Biology at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO

Patrick, Christopher
PhD 2011, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Gary Belovsky GLOBES-ND Fellow
Dissertation: Causes and consequences of between stream variation in aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in stream networks
Current Status: Assistant Professor in the Life Sciences Department, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

2009 Graduates

Deines (Mueller), Jill
MS 2009, Biological Sciences  Advisor: Jessica Hellmann  GLOBES NSF IGERT Trainee
Masters Thesis: Conservation management under climate change: on tropical drought resistance, non-native species response to increasing disturbance, and assisted migration
Current Status: Doctoral candidate in Environmental Geosciences at Michigan State University, a NASA Environmental and Space Science Fellow, and a Michigan State University Distinguished Fellow.