Dr. Kristin Hurst is a post-doc who recently joined the lab, having just completed her PhD in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. After completing some work at Virginia Tech, Kristin spent some time over the summer traveling Spain with her family, where she enjoyed eating tapas and working on her Spanish language skills. Bienvenidos, Kristin!
McKenzie Scott is a 4th-year undergraduate student majoring in Geography with a specialization in Environment and Society and minors in Nonprofit Studies and History. She’s working with the lab on the community decision-making project, which examines the influence of brief planning discussions on everyday household behaviors. She spent the summer interning at the Scioto Audubon, where she led groups of kids on nature walks and helped educate the broader public on nature in the Audubon park. Welcome, Kenzie!
Stephen Mattson is a 4th-year undergraduate student majoring in music education. He’s working with the lab on his honors research distinction project, which examines the effectiveness (and possible rebound effects) of meatless Monday efforts in reducing meat consumption on Mondays as well as later in the week. He spent the summer interning at Cleveland-based Sprinly, a plant-based food delivery service. Welcome, Stephen!
Undergrad RAs Sophie Manaster and Renna Wittum are both taking part in exciting internship programs this summer! Sophie is working at Corporate Accountability in Boston, MA doing research focused on increasing clean water access in communities. Renna is working at the Ohio EPA as a Storm Water/Permitting Intern in the Division of Surface Water.
In the latter part of Spring semester, Nicole was awarded with Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring from OSU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. Undergrad RA Sophie Manaster, who nominated Nicole for the award, said, “Nicole is an amazing mentor and role model, our lab is so lucky to work with her and learn from her.” The rest of the lab shares the same sentiments J. Congrats, Nicole!
Congratulations to Ian Adams on the successful defense of his master’s thesis, entitled “Pride, Guilt, and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Role of Experienced Self-Conscious Emotions in an Individual’s Response to Carbon Footprint Feedback”. We’re proud of you!
Nicole was part of a panel of energy and mobility experts that discussed innovation in smart energy and mobility at the Smart Columbus Experience Center. Read more.