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Kallin Austin

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.

Abigail Banks

March 14, 2020 12:21 PM
Abigail Banks is an undergraduate in Environmental Science from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tara Bishop

March 27, 2020 01:37 PM

Brian Brown

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.

Josh Buck

March 27, 2020 01:59 PM
MS student graduated 2012

Sarah Buening

September 11, 2020 12:01 PM
Sarah is a freshman at BYU and who is excited to gain experience in environmental research and sustainability efforts. She is interested in studying correlations between human and environmental health and advocating for stronger environmental protection policies, particularly reducing air and water pollution. She wants to ensure that our beautiful planet is healthy and strong!

Madeline Buhman

February 28, 2020 08:42 AM
Madeline Buhman is studying Environmental Science and English, and loves the intersection of people and the environment.

Emma Bulter

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.

John Calder

March 27, 2020 02:01 PM
MS Student graduated in 2009

Anson Call

April 02, 2020 09:16 PM
MS student graduated in August 2018

Sarah Chan

January 07, 2021 07:05 PM
Sarah is a junior majoring in Environmental Science. She developed a passion for environmental science during her time at the School of Environmental Studies in Minnesota. While there, she was able to participate in a high altitude physiology field study which took her to Tlachichuca, Mexico to climb Pico de Orizaba. Since then, she has transferred to BYU and has taken many classes which have expanded her interest in the environment, such as environmental biology, soil science, and chemistry.

Taylor Chattin

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.

Vivine Chen

January 07, 2021 06:53 PM
Vivine is an undergraduate student from upstate New York studying Environmental Science. She enjoys to collecting and organizing data from different experiments. She likes to use her phone to stay connected and to be socially aware.

Rya Clifton

March 14, 2020 12:49 PM
Rya Clifton is studying statistics with the goal of becoming a data scientist.

Trevor Crandall

February 28, 2020 08:13 AM
Trevor Crandall was a master's student working on water quality in the western US.

Josh Day

April 02, 2020 09:06 PM
MS student graduated August 2018.

Madalynn Drennan

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.

Danny Dudley

September 14, 2021 11:44 AM
Danny is an undergraduate from Lake Tahoe, NV studying Strategic Management and Environmental Science. He loves listening to music, biking, reading, and spending time outdoors. He is passionate about the impact of environmental policy on people and places.

Zach Eliason

January 07, 2021 06:57 PM
Zach is an undergraduate student in Bioinformatics from Provo, UT. He has strong interests in ecology and conservation.

Rebecca Frei

February 28, 2020 08:27 AM
Rebecca Frei is a Seattle native studying Environmental Science and International Development, currently working on projects studying Arctic permafrost degradation and headwater catchment resilience.

Mitchell Greenhalgh

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.

Jacob Gudmundsen

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.

Margaret Hancock

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.

Brynn Hogan

March 14, 2020 12:45 PM
Brynn Hoggan is an undergraduate studying Environmental Science and Spanish.

Kevin Horn

March 27, 2020 01:57 PM
PhD from 2008 – 2013

Jansen Howe

February 28, 2020 08:41 AM
Jansen Howe is an undergraduate student in Environmental Science from Ephraim, UT.

Amanda Huebner

February 28, 2020 09:00 AM
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.

Brigham Jewkes

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.

Chelsea Keefer

April 02, 2020 09:04 PM
MS student graduated August 2019.

Whitney Kingsolver

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!

Lexanne Klimes

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.

Jacquelyn Land

November 10, 2021 04:31 PM

Katie Lawrence

January 24, 2022 02:27 PM
Katie is a junior undergraduate studying Environmental Science and Sustainability. They are in charge of coordinating synoptic sampling events in the Abbott Lab and are heading a project on public transportation in Utah County. They are interested in sustainable cities and infrastructure, as well as soil and and plants and their relationship to ecosystems. Their hobbies include learning about extremely niche topics, playing with their dog, and binge-reading.

Rebecca Lee Molinari

April 02, 2020 09:11 PM
MS student graduated December 2019

Justin Lemke

January 18, 2021 09:38 AM
Justin is an undergraduate student from Los Alamos, New Mexico studying Public Health-Epidemiology and Microbiology. He has a strong affinity for conservation and ecology. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, backpacking, cooking and spending time with dogs for mental health.

Andrew Luymes

February 28, 2020 08:39 AM
Andrew Luymes is from Pasadena, California and is studying Environmental Science with a minor in International Strategy and Diplomacy.

Andrew Lybbert

March 27, 2020 01:50 PM
MS student graduated 2014

Jordan Maxwell

March 27, 2020 01:41 PM
Ph.D. 2014-2019

Marina Merritt

March 14, 2020 12:29 PM
Marina Merritt is an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering. Her goal is to learn man-made as well as natural processes involved in delivering sanitary water to a community, and is currently helping with various projects in the lab. When she is not stumped by her homework, she enjoys running, pretending she can dance, and improving her cooking skills.

Haley Moon

March 14, 2020 12:41 PM
Haley Moon is the field manager in the Abbott Lab. She is a senior from Sandy, Utah studying Environmental Science and Sustainability, with minors in Geology and Western American Studies. She loves exploring National Parks, reading, and watching John Wayne movies.

Nick Newbold

January 12, 2021 10:31 PM
Nick is an Environmental Science major from Kaysville, Utah. He loves everything from cheesecake, bigfoot stories, and his wife and baby daughter...not necessarily in that order. He is also minoring in International Development and would love to marry that with his major eventually.

Rory O’Connor

March 27, 2020 01:54 PM
MS student graduated 2014

Luke Oldham

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.

Abbie Packard

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.

Ryan Packham

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.

Isaac Parrish

March 14, 2020 12:54 PM
Isaac Parrish is a Junior from Salem, Utah studying Exercise Science and Gerontology. He is very interested in healthy lifestyles and helping others making changes to have a happy and healthy life; especially the underserved. Isaac is also interested in the recent wildfires. He loves being outside with friends mountain biking and playing Pickleball. He plans to go to medical school and work in Family Medicine.

Leika Patch

February 28, 2020 08:45 AM
Leika Patch (pronounced lake- uh) is an undergraduate at BYU studying Environmental Science, and minoring in Philosophy.

Liz Peterson

February 28, 2020 08:44 AM
Liz Peterson is from Cedar Hills, Utah. She studies Environmental Science and is pursuing a minor in creative writing.

Heather Phipps

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.

Shiloh Ploeg

January 12, 2021 09:51 PM
Shiloh is an Environmental Science undergrad student from Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Rachel R.S. Poulsen

January 24, 2022 02:21 PM
Rachel is a senior from Ohio studying environmental science and sustainability. Her professional interests include both environmental and economic sustainability, specifically with the goal of helping businesses develop more sustainable practices. Rachel’s hobbies include reading, cooking and baking, and anything Marvel or Harry Potter related.

Aaron Rhodes

March 27, 2020 01:44 PM
Ph.D. 2012-2015

Sarah Rollins

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.

Makaylee Roylance

March 14, 2020 12:39 PM
Makaylee Roylance is an undergraduate in biophysics.

Emilee Severe

March 14, 2020 12:47 PM
Emilee Severe is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Science from Idaho. She is currently helping with the educational outreach component of our lab's recent NSF grant. She is interested in hydrology, agriculture and environmental science education. She hopes to learn how to best teach environmental topics to rural communities and to help people reconcile their political beliefs with climate change.

Rhetta Shoemaker

February 28, 2020 08:33 AM
Rhetta Shoemaker received a thorough education of the natural world while growing up in rural New Mexico.

Eric Smith

March 27, 2020 02:00 PM
MS student graduated 2010.

Jacob Spencer

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.

Justin Taylor

April 02, 2020 09:09 PM
MS student graduated April 2020.

Tyson Terry

April 02, 2020 09:13 PM
MS student graduated April 2020

Carson Thompson

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.

Allie Tuttle Asay

March 14, 2020 12:36 PM
Allie Tuttle Asay is an undergraduate in Environmental Science from Alpine, Utah.

Camila Vargas

February 28, 2020 08:36 AM
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

February 28, 2020 08:29 AM
Rachel Watts is an undergraduate in Environmental Science, born and raised in Houston, Texas.

Zak Webber

February 28, 2020 08:58 AM
Zak Webber is from Payson, Utah and is a senior studying Molecular Biology at BYU. Zak is investigating phytoremediation techniques to improve water quality in the Navajo Nation. Upon graduation from BYU he hopes to enter Medical School and actively participate in research and service. Zak loves to trail run in his sandals, kayak, do things that make him sweat, play guitar, and bake.

Derrek Wilson

March 14, 2020 12:53 PM
Derrek Wilson is a senior from Utah studying Environmental Science.

Ho Yi Wan

March 27, 2020 01:55 PM
MS student graduated August 2014
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