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Student Achievements

AY 2020-21

  • PhD student Taylor Fugere recieved the UC Merced 2021-2022 Faculty Mentor Program Fellowship

  • PhD Student Abigail (Abby) Ruskey is serving as a panelist on March 22, 2021 for the Three Circles Center culminating session of a workshop linking Diversity-Equity-Inclusion (DEI) and Sustainability for the sustainability program staff at Emory University, Princeton and MIT.

  • PhD student Deseret Weeks will give an invited talk at the Los Angeles Geographical Society in April 2021 titled "Complexity and Progress in Adaptive Co-Management of the  Forest Commons of the Sierra Nevada”

  • Abigail Ruskey, a PhD student in Dr. Tracey Osborne’s group, was a co-author of Powers of 10: seeking ’sweet spots’ for rapid climate and sustainability actions between individual and global scales published in Environmental Research Letters.

  • Taylor Fugere led a workshop series in spring 2021 with the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning that provides graduate students the ability to take part in interactive sessions to discuss pedagogical research and including building strategies effective teaching. She also was a panelist at a session titled "Teaching Resilience: It Takes More Than Grit” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

  • The second MCS PhD cohort matriculated, comprised of 9 students from 4 countries

AY 2019-20

  • The first MCS PhD cohort matriculated, comprised of 6 students from 2 countries