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Members of the Abbott Lab
Postdoctoral Fellow
January 13, 2021 11:44 AM
Raymond Lee is a Postdoctoral Fellow researching ecological (terrestrial, aquatic, and glacial) and social responses to anthropogenic disturbances from the plot scale to the continental scale.
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PhD/MS Students
February 27, 2020 03:29 PM
Sara Sayedi is a Ph.D. student working on combining expert opinions to assess risk of dangerous change in Earth systems (permafrost collapse, global wildfire, and water security).
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August 28, 2020 10:50 AM
Qiwen Zhang is a Ph.D. student working on using Arctic river networks as multi-scale sensors to reveal terrestrial and aquatic signals of ecosystem change. Read More
March 14, 2020 12:44 PM
Brian Brown is a Master’s Student in Environmental Science. His undergraduate degree (BYU ‘19) was in Bioinformatics with a minor in Computer Science. Read More
September 02, 2020 03:45 PM
Adam Norris is an M.S student studying soil fire responses and nutrient cycling following the Mt. Nebo Megafire of 2018. Read More
February 28, 2020 08:46 AM
Leslie Lange is an Environmental Science MS student from Modesto,California. She is studying different approaches to increasing science literacy in the public and reducing waterborne pathogens. Read More
February 28, 2020 08:31 AM
Sam Bratsman is an M.S. student working on eutrophication in Utah Lake and the effects of climate change in the Abbott and Aanderud labs. Read More
February 28, 2020 08:48 AM
Isabella Errigo is an M.S. student studying the effects of wildfire on aquatic biodiversity in the Frandsen and Abbott labs. She is interested in the interactions between human policy and ecosystem sustainability. Read More
Undergraduate Students
March 14, 2020 12:51 PM
Mitchell Greenhalgh is a senior studying environmental science and statistics. He is a lab manager in the Abbott Lab. He has experience in R and ArcGIS and introductory experience in Python, SAS, and SQL.
March 14, 2020 12:48 PM
Mary Proteau is an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Science from Connecticut. She is a lab manager in the Abbott Lab.
March 14, 2020 12:47 PM
Emilee Severe is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Science from Idaho.
January 19, 2021 09:39 PM
Kallin is a junior at BYU studying exercise science and preparing to apply to medical school. He is a member of the BYU Army ROTC and is planning on commissioning as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Army in the spring of 2022.
February 15, 2021 08:36 PM
Addison is an undergraduate from Peoria, Arizona majoring in Environmental Science.
September 11, 2020 12:01 PM
Sarah is a first year undergraduate at BYU interested in the connections between environmental health and human health.
January 18, 2021 09:36 AM
Emma is an undergraduate student from Gaithersburg, Maryland studying biology. She has a strong interest in animals and veterinary medicine. In her spare time she likes to bake, play basketball, and watch movies. She loves visiting national parks and being in nature.
January 07, 2021 07:05 PM
Sarah is a junior majoring in Environmental Science.
January 07, 2021 07:23 PM
Taylor is a sophomore in BYU’s wildlife and wildlands conservation major. She has aspirations of becoming a zoo curator and working with manatees.
January 07, 2021 06:53 PM
Vivine is an undergraduate student from upstate New York studying Environmental Science.
January 14, 2021 11:56 AM
Elisabeth is sophomore from Texas majoring in environmental science and minoring in international development. She loves hiking (especially in Great Basin National Park), reading, mountains, and she plans on getting a PhD someday.
January 05, 2021 11:18 AM
Madalynn is an undergraduate studying Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation. She is from Dallas,Texas and loves hiking in Zion National Park.
January 07, 2021 06:57 PM
Zach is an undergraduate student in Bioinformatics from Provo, UT. He has strong interests in ecology and conservation.
September 29, 2020 12:31 PM
Jacob Gudmundsen is an undergraduate student majoring in Economics and minoring in Environmental Science. He has a strong passion for connecting the interests of economic growth with environmental stewardship.
January 07, 2021 07:12 PM
Margaret is a sophomore from the San Francisco Bay Area majoring in Nutritional Science and minoring in Chemistry. She is planning to go into medicine.
March 14, 2020 12:45 PM
Brynn Hoggan is an undergraduate studying Environmental Science and Spanish.
October 01, 2020 04:34 PM
Brigham Jewkes is an undergraduate Biology student with aspirations of becoming a dentist and an advocate for environmental health.
January 18, 2021 09:52 AM
Whitney is an undergraduate student from Orem, Utah and she is studying Biodiversity and Conservation. She has always had a passion for protecting the environment. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and roller skating!
January 19, 2021 09:42 PM
Lexanne is an undergraduate from Minnesota studying Environmental Science and Portuguese. She is interested in plants and water ecology, and hopes to help conserve river systems and prevent pollution in Latin America.
January 12, 2021 09:41 PM
Shannon is an undergraduate from Salt Lake City studying environmental science and Spanish.
January 18, 2021 09:38 AM
Justin is an undergraduate student from Los Alamos, New Mexico studying Microbiology. He has a strong infinity for conservation and ecology. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, backpacking, cooking and watching videos of dogs for mental health.
January 18, 2021 09:50 AM
Kylee is a first-year undergraduate from Imperial, California. She’s majoring in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation, and she’s always had a passion for animals.
March 14, 2020 12:29 PM
Marina Merritt is an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering.
March 14, 2020 12:41 PM
Haley Moon is an undergraduate in Environmental Science.
January 12, 2021 09:32 PM
Megan is an undergraduate student studying exercise science from Oregon.

January 12, 2021 10:31 PM
Nick is an Environmental Science major from Kaysville, Utah.
January 12, 2021 10:45 PM
Luke is an undergraduate student from Eagle River, Alaska studying Exercise Science. He is planning on going to medical school and enjoys skiing, backpacking, traveling, and music.
February 15, 2021 08:34 PM
Abbie is an undergraduate from Draper, UT studying Global Supply Chain Management. She has a passion for environmental sustainability in businesses and hopes to create a large impact by working with corporations to create a balanced and sustainable approach to the 3Ps: people, profit, and the planet.
February 15, 2021 08:30 PM
Ryan is a sophomore from Idaho majoring in Environmental Science. He hopes to improve environmental stewardship in developing countries through research and educational outreach programs.
March 14, 2020 12:54 PM
Isaac Parrish is a Junior from Salem, Utah studying Exercise Science and Gerontology.
August 31, 2020 10:20 AM
Heather is an Environmental Science major in BYU's Department of Plant and Wildlife Science. She has a strong desire to enhance environmental stewardship, personal accountability, and the application of science and technology.
January 12, 2021 09:51 PM
Shiloh is an Environmental Science undergrad student from Pleasant Grove, Utah.
January 07, 2021 09:55 PM
Sarah is a BYU undergraduate student from Orlando, Florida. She studies Environmental Science and hopes to be an advocate for environmental health and sustainable living.
January 07, 2021 07:17 PM
Jacob is a junior majoring in microbiology. He is very interested in the environment and how we can best protect it. He love sports, dogs and family. He look forward to going to dental school in the future.
September 09, 2020 04:54 PM
Carson Thompson is an undergraduate student from eastern Washington studying Environmental Science. He is currently leading a research project investigating how sustainable agriculture incentive programs in Utah can be made more effective.
February 28, 2020 08:58 AM
Zak Webber is from Payson, Utah and is a senior studying Molecular Biology at BYU.
Past Students
Abigail Banks is an undergraduate in Environmental Science from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Madeline Buhman is studying Environmental Science and English, and loves the intersection of people and the environment.
Rya Clifton is studying statistics with the goal of becoming a data scientist.
Trevor Crandall was a master's student working on water quality in the western US.
Rebecca Frei is a Seattle native studying Environmental Science and International Development, currently working on projects studying Arctic permafrost degradation and headwater catchment resilience.
Jansen Howe is an undergraduate student in Environmental Science from Ephraim, UT.
Was an undergrad in the Abbott lab from Los Angeles. She is currently a student at UC Davis, where she studies water security and chemistry.
Andrew Luymes is from Pasadena, California and is studying Environmental Science with a minor in International Strategy and Diplomacy.
Leika Patch (pronounced lake- uh) is an undergraduate at BYU studying Environmental Science, and minoring in Philosophy.
Liz Peterson is from Cedar Hills, Utah. She studies Environmental Science and is pursuing a minor in creative writing.
Makaylee Roylance is an undergraduate in biophysics.
Rhetta Shoemaker received a thorough education of the natural world while growing up in rural New Mexico.
Allie Tuttle Asay is an undergraduate in Environmental Science from Alpine, Utah.
Camila Vargas is from Bogotá, Colombia and has worked on soil analysis from areas occupied by the Mayas in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize.
Rachel Watts is an undergraduate in Environmental Science, born and raised in Houston, Texas.
Derrek Wilson is a senior from Utah studying Environmental Science.