Incoming Class of 2022

The institute could not be more proud of the fellows that it supports!

Meet the fellows

These students are at the top of their class, actively working toward a better future, born leaders and creative thinkers, crafting new ideas, filling in data gaps, motivating others, and conducting cutting edge research.  We are proud to support their undergraduate journey here at Kent State University.

Angelena Acierno
Angelena Acierno
Environmental Studies; minor in Forensic Anthropology and Ceramics
Hobbies: hiking, art, writing, drinking tea, and gardening

Research interests: ecology, botany, horticulture, sustainability, and green energy

Kathryn Burns
Kathryn Burns
Environmental Studies
Hobbies: swimming, plant keeping, and hiking

Research interests: food waste and recovery, environmental education, and all things related to sustainability

Lukas Capatosto
Lukas Capatosto
Environment Conservation Biology
Hobbies: golfing, fishing, hiking, weightlifting and video games

Research interests: genomics

Alicia Costello
Alicia Costello
Horticulture
Hobbies: reading, skiing, cooking, and gardening

Research interests: sustainable horticulture, botany, plant pathology, and forestry

Justin Finney
Justin Finney
Environmental Studies
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Charley Fox
Charley Fox
Environmental Studies; minor in Creative Writing
Hobbies: hiking, writing, and gardening

Research interests: ecology, sustainable technology/design, climate change and human impact, and water resources

Renae Gizzo
Renae Gizzo
Environment Conservation Biology; minor: GIS
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Brianna Gray
Brianna Gray
Environmental Studies
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Phillip Kimbrough
Phillip Kimbrough
Environmental Studies
Hobbies: thru-hiking, ultra-running, fungi, and photography

Research interests: wilderness therapy, ecosystem conservation/preservation, and mycology

Max Miller
Max Miller
Environmental Studies; minor in Biology for Environmental Management
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Research interests: botany, soil, sustainability, agriculture, agricultural entomology, invasive species/biodiversity, ecology, and pollution

Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore
Architecture | Environmental Studies
Hobbies: outdoor activities and indoor activities, visiting museums or watching performing arts, and reading

Research interests: biogeomorphology, biophilia, behavior, and product design

Amber Murzda
Amber Murzda
Environmental Studies
Hobbies: ice hockey, reading forestry books, and watching animal documentaries

Research interests: ecology, forestry, wildlife, and herpetology

Samantha Poore
Samantha Poore
Environmental Studies
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Mitchel Pozwick
Mitchel Pozwick
Environmental Studies; minor in Criminology and Justice Studies
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Janey Rubin
Janey Rubin
Environmental Studies
Hobbies: camping, hiking, going to the gym, coffee, shopping, reading, and cooking

Research interests: sustainable products and processes, water quality, hydrology, food waste, botany, and biology

Hunter Sopher
Hunter Sopher
Biotechnology
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Thomas Telegdy
Thomas Telegdy
Computer Information Systems
Hobbies: exercising, gardening, hiking, music, and reading

Research interests: botany, ecosystem conservation, and ecology

Justin Thompson
Justin Thompson
Environmental Studies
Hobbies: civic and environmental activism, organizing, and engagement, nonprofit volunteering, traveling, and reading (of course)

Research interests: US-Canada transboundary environmental policy, hydraulic fracturing and injection wells and environmental justice, sustainability, and public policy

Cody Ulbricht
Cody Ulbricht
Environmental Studies
Hobbies: hunting, fishing, camping, and snowboarding

Research interests: wildlife conservation and studying invasive species

Claire Wilcox
Claire Wilcox
Environmental Studies
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Ky Youst
Ky Youst
Environmental Studies
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Ana Murray
Ana Murray
Geography
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