Fellows and Interns

Fellows

Bailey F. McCarthy Riley

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, 2022-2023
bfmccart@wayne.edu

Emily Liljestrand

Sea Grant-National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowship, 2019-2022
liljest3@msu.edu

Eleanor Rappolee

Association of State Floodplain Managers and Coastal States Organization Fellow
rappolee@msu.edu

So-Jung Youn

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, 2020-2021
younsoju@msu.edu

Kate Vogel

Maryland Chesapeake and Coastal Service Fellow
vogelk@umich.edu

Interns

Becky Barsky

University of Michigan
bbarsky@umich.edu
Project Partner: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Project: Lake Michigan Salmonid Management

Cassidy Beach

University of Michigan
cbeachce@umich.edu
Supervisor: Stephanie Gandulla
Sponsor Organization: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Project: Studying Great Lakes acidification

John Hayhurst

Michigan State University
hayhurs6@msu.edu
Project Partner: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Kollin Kemerling

Lake Superior State University
kollinkem@gmail.com
Project: Evaluating variability of lake trout consumption on round gobies in Lake Michigan

Sarah Krzemien

Central Michigan University
krzem1se@cmich.edu
Supervisor: Mike Reed
Sponsor Organization: Detroit Zoological Society

Jia Luchs

Calvin University
jialuchs@gmail.com
Project Partner: Plaster Creek Stewards
Project: Supporting at-risk high school students in a summer education program

Jada Manns

University of Detroit Mercy
mannsjc@udmercy.edu
Project: Palmer Creek Urban Forest tree survey and diversity analysis

Kyle Martin

Eastern Michigan University
kmarti80@emich.edu
Supervisor: Mike Reed
Sponsor Organization: Detroit Zoological Society

Caleb Scheys

University of Detroit Mercy
calebscheys@gmail.com
Project: Cadilac Urban Garden, PFCs impacts on cellular morphology

Ethan Scheys

University of Detroit Mercy
scheysej@udmercy.edu
Project: Computational analysis of urban forest structure and hydrology in Palmer Park, Detroit

Past fellows and interns

MISG Undergraduate Environmental Internship Program

Elizabeth Belanger, 2021
Lake Superior State University
ebelanger@lssu.edu
Project: Locating Acipenser fulvescens (Lake Sturgeon) in Sault Ste. Marie Waters

Aiden Bobak, 2021
Michigan State University
bobakaid@msu.edu
Project: Inspiring environmental stewardship in members of the Detroit community

Tristan Compton, 2021
Lake Superior State University
tcompton@lssu.edu
Project: Microplastic density in relation to season, land use, and storms in a Michigan river network

Gabrielle DeMott, 2021
University of Michigan
gmdemott@umich.edu
Project: Researching and implementing environmental initiatives and educational programs in the Detroit area

Simon Freeman, 2021
Lake Superior State University
sfreeman3@lssu.edu
Project: Quantifying day versus night relationships between larval lake whitefish and zooplankton prey density and biomass in Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior

Ángela Gutiérrez, 2021
Michigan Technological University
agutierr@mtu.edu
Project: Understanding Socio-Ecological and Stewardship of a Contaminated Tribal Landscape (TLS) in Lake Superior

Cynthia Gutierrez Navarro, 2021
University of Detroit Mercy
gutierci@udmercy.edu
Project: Invasive plant species impact on bioswale fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) communities and the capacity of green stormwater infrastructure to sustain ecosystem services.

Mikayla Kindler, 2021
Kalamazoo College
mikayla.kindler18@kzoo.edu
Project: Analysis of the ecological dynamics of smallmouth bass populations in the Lake Michigan reef ecosystem near the Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station

Rachel London, 2021
Michigan State University
londonra@msu.edu
Project: Exploring the potential causes of reported skin lesions in smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) inhabiting the Great Lakes Basin

Grace Maves, 2021
Wayne State University
gh1789@wayne.edu
Project: A Survey of the Trees on Wayne State’s Campus

Giovanni Roselli, 2021
Michigan State University
rosellig@msu.edu
Project: Revision of the Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Best Management Practices Manual

Ethan Vanvalkenburg, 2021
University of Michigan
vanvalea@umich.edu
Project: Bird range shifts and climate change in Great Lakes coastal wetlands

Cheyenne Wilcox, 2021
Oakland University
wilcox2@oakland.edu
Project: Role of smallmouth bass in Lake Michigan reef communities

 

Timothy Boyd, 2020
Lake Superior State University
tboyd1@lssu.edu
Project: Round goby in lake trout diet

Julianna Grenn, 2020
Lake Superior State University
Jgrenn@lssu.edu
Project: Maintenance and updates at the Grayling Fish Hatchery

Samuel Johnston, 2020
Lake Superior State University
sjohnston5@lssu.edu
Project: Temporo-spatial dynamics of zooplankton and larval lake whitefish in invasive dominated Lakes Michigan and Huron

Dakota VanFleet, 2020
Lake Superior State University
Dakota.Ann.Vanfleet@gmail.com
Project: Great Lakes watershed stewardship: Student awareness to advocacy and action

Molly Wozniak, 2020
Lake Superior State University
mwozniak1@lssu.edu
Project: Didymosphenia geminata (rock snot) removal and effects on benthic macroinverts

Grace Maves, 2020
Wayne State University
Gracemaves@icloud.com
Project: Service value of tree planting in Metro-Detroit

Ana Singh, 2020
Calvin University
ams246@students.calvin.edu
Project: Plant transpiration and survival in urban rain gardens

David Martinez-Vasquez, 2020
Calvin University
dev24@students.calvin.edu
Project: Tree planting to discourage reed canary grass and watershed education with urban Grand Rapids high school students

Savanna Johnson, 2020
University of Michigan
savrenea@umich.edu
Project: Assessment of larval fish shrinkage with preservation

Kiera Matiska, 2020
University of Michigan
kmatiska@umich.edu
Project: Effects of sea lamprey on lake trout

Lauren Payne, 2020
University of Michigan
paynela@umich.edu
Project: Assessment of fish egg mortality

Abigail Meyer, 2020
University of Michigan
avmey@umich.edu
Project: Environmental modelling of native wetland plants to build invasion resistance

Taylor Rathbun, 2020
Central Michigan University
Rathb1tl@cmich.edu
Project: Angler creel study and field survey in Grand Traverse Bay

Carter Rogers, 2020
Spring Arbor University
rogerscarter98@yahoo.com
Project: Distribution study of New Zealand mud snail in Boardman River

Aidan Navarre, 2020
Central Michigan University
navar1as@cmich.edu
Project: Species distribution modelling of herpetofauna

Victoria Vo, 2020
Eastern Michigan University
vvo@emich.edu
Project: Gap analysis of herpetofauna populations

 

Yeri Kim, 2019
Calvin University (formerly Calvin College)
yk54@students.calvin.edu
See Yeri’s research poster (PDF)

Ben Vasquez, 2019
Northern Michigan University
bevasque@nmu.edu
See Ben’s research poster (PDF)

Tyler Penrod, 2019
Northern Michigan University
tpenrod@nmu.edu
See Tyler’s research poster (PDF)

Abigail Meyer, 2019
University of Michigan
avmey@umich.edu
See Abigail’s research poster (PDF)

MISG Graduate Student Research Fellowship

Erin Burkett, 2018-2020
emburket@mtu.edu
Project overview (PDF)
Final report (PDF)

Nicole Olson, 2018-2020
niolson@umich.edu
Project overview (PDF)

Peter Alsip, 2018 – 2020
peterals@umich.edu

Corey Krabbenhoft, 2018 – 2020
ckrab@wayne.edu

Angela Yu, 2016 – 2018
awyu@mtu.edu

Erin McCann, 2016 – 2018
mccan1e@cmich.edu

Great Lakes Commission — Sea Grant Fellowship

Margo Davis, 2017 – 2018
margodavis9@gmail.com

Michael Polich, 2016 – 2017
mpolich@glc.org

Sam Molnar, 2015 – 2016
sammolnar@gmail.com

Elizabeth Lillard, 2013 – 2014
elizabeth.lillard@gmail.com

Amanda Sweetman, 2012 – 2013
acsweetman@gmail.com

Cassie Bradley, 2011 – 2012
cassiebradley@gmail.com

Julie Hinderer, 2010 – 2011
midajl@gmail.com

Anjali Patel, 2009 – 2010
abweuno@gmail.com

International Joint Commission — Sea Grant Fellowship

Michael Mezzacapo, 2017 – 2018
mezzacapom@windsor.ijc.org

Allison Voglesong, 2016 – 2017
allisonvoglesong@gmail.com

Ankita Mandelia, 2015 – 2016
ajmandelia@gmail.com

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Liz Durfee, 2011 – 2013
Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program
elizabeth.durfee@gmail.com

Zach Hecht-Leavitt, 2011 – 2013
New York Coastal Management Program
zhechtle@gmail.com

Kirsten Howard, 2013 – 2015
New Hampshire Coastal Program
kirstenbhoward@gmail.com

Maggie Wenger, 2012 – 2014
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
magpie.wenger@gmail.com

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Katie Pritchard, 2019-2020
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
kpritc@umich.edu

Jillian Mayer, 2019-2020
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship 
jbmayer@umich.edu

Kathryn Frens, 2019-2020
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
kathryn.frens@gmail.com

Lisa Peterson, 2018 – 2019
Electronic Technologies Coordinator
National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science and Technology
peter710@msu.edu

Janet Hsiao, 2018 – 2019
Tropical Pacific Observing System 2020
NOAA Climate Program Office
jnt.hsiao@gmail.com

Ellen Spooner, 2016 – 2017
Ocean Science Educator/Communications Specialist
NOAA Fisheries Communications Office
ellspoon@umich.edu

Trevor Meckley, 2016 – 2017
Hypoxia Coordination and Transition Fellow
NOAA Ocean Service National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
tdmeckley@gmail.com

Patrick Donovan, 2016 – 2017
Legislative Fellow
U.S. Senator Gary C. Peters – Michigan
pmdon@umich.edu

Clarence Fullard, 2014 – 2015
Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist
Office of Management and Budget, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fulla1cd@cmich.edu

Dave Gershman, 2013 – 2014
Office of Marine Conservation, U.S. Department of State
gershman@umich.edu

Colin Hume, 2011 – 2012
Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
colhume@gmail.com

Rachel Jacobson, 2015 – 2016
Office of Program Planning and Integration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
rachel.ilyse.jacobson@gmail.com

Ayman Mabrouk, 2015 – 2016
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
mabrouka@anr.msu.edu

Eric MacMillan, 2012 – 2013
Office of Habitat Conservation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
emacmill@gmail.com

Kyle Molton, 2012 – 2013
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME)
kyle.molton@gmail.com

Joe Nohner, 2009 – 2010
Office of Science and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
jnohner@gmail.com

Linda Novitski, 2015 – 2016
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
lindanovitski@gmail.com

Maggie Rabb, 2009 – 2010
Marine Conservation International Affairs Office, U.S. Department of State
maggie.rabb@gmail.com

Ali Stevens, 2015 – 2016
Climate Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
aliwstev@umich.edu

Chiara Zuccarino-Crowe, 2014 – 2015
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
czuccarino@hotmail.com