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Emma Forester (GGG PhD student) is a participant in the AGU's 2023 Voices for Science cohort

The AGU would like to recognize the outstanding work of Emma Forester (GGG PhD student) as a participant in our 2023 Voices for Science cohort. The AGU Voices for Science program was launched in 2018 to equip scientists with valuable communications and outreach skills, enabling them to engage with a variety of audiences, from legislators to the public. We are thrilled to have Emma join our community of over 180 past and present Voices for Science fellows. 

 

GGG PhD Alum, Dr. Alfonso Aranda was promoted from a Gerardo Marín Postdoctoral Fellow to Assistant Professor (for the ’23-24 AY with potential renewal) in the Department of Environmental Studies at University of San Francisco

Dr. Alfonso Aranda was promoted from a Gerardo Marín Postdoctoral Fellow to Assistant Professor (for the ’23-24 AY with potential renewal) in the Department of Environmental Studies at University of San Francisco. Dr. Aranda is scheduled to teach undergraduate courses on food systems, nature and society, and environmental health while publishing dissertation material and exploring new research opportunities in the Central Valley. 

 

Gwyneth Manser, PhD Candidate, to begin WSU post-doc position in fall

In September 2023 Gwyneth M. Manser will be starting a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Washington State University. The position will focus on farmer decision making and environmental impacts of California strawberry production.

Indu Roychowdhury is the recipient of a 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award

Congratulations to Indu Roychowdhury for winning a 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support and annual stipend of $37,000. The NSF GRFP is prestigious, highly competitive, and a significant national accomplishment.

 

California Geographical Society 2023 Award Recipients

Geography Graduate Group PhD Candidates received three awards at the 2023 California Geographical Society conference in Los Angeles, CA.  Clancy McConnell received the geosystems award.  Ryan Miller received first place in the graduate student paper award and Mitchell Snyder received second place in the graduate poster competition.  

Kinsella Memorial Prize Awarded to Climate Scientist Bernie Bastien-Olvera

Bernardo “Bernie” Bastien-Olvera, a recent Ph.D. graduate from the Geography Graduate Group at UC Davis, is this year’s recipient of the Kinsella Memorial Prize for his doctoral research on the effects of climate-driven impacts on global ecosystems and the influence on human well-being.

Mia Karisa Dawson has been awarded a 2023 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mia Karisa Dawson was awarded a 2023 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA working under the mentorship of Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernández. She will work with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, in connection with the departments of History and Urban Planning. As a visiting scholar, Mia will continue her research and writing about the intersections race, property, and policing in the contemporary movement for abolition.

Gabi Kirk, PhD Candidate, Receives Awards and Tenure-Track Position

Gabi Kirk received the UC Davis Graduate Studies Travel Award to present at the Association of American Geographers in Denver March 23-27, 2023. Her paper, "The University of California as Settler Colonial Model: Ideologies of Yield and Cultivation from California to Palestine-Israel, 1917-1967," received the Rural Geography Specialty Group Student Presentation Award, the Middle East Specialty Group Student Paper Award, and an Honorable Mention for Student Paper Award from the Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group.

Chevon C. Holmes earns National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award

Chevon C. Holmes earns National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award

 

Congratulations to Chevon C. Holmes for winning a 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support and annual stipend of $37,000. The NSF GRFP is prestigious, highly competitive, and a significant national accomplishment.

 

PhD Candidates Gabrielle Kirk and Gwyneth Manser win Graduate Studies Travel Awards

Congratulations to PhD Candidates Gabrielle Kirk and Gwyneth Manser who recently received travel awards from the Office of Graduate Studies to present their research at the Association of American Geographers in March 2023. 

Gabrielle's presentation is titled: The University of California as Settler Colonial Model: Ideologies of Yield and Cultivation from California to Palestine-Israel, 1917-1967

UC Davis Geography faculty member Mark Cooper was awarded the 2021-22 Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.

UC Davis Geography faculty member Mark Cooper was awarded the 2021-22 Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.  The award is the only university-wide award for graduate mentoring and service and is based on nomination and selection by the graduate student community.

 

Cooper is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology and the Department of Animal Science, and serves as Geography Vice-Chair and Lead Graduate Advisor.

 

UC Davis Geography PhD candidate Mitchell Snyder recently won first place in the Landscape Photography Competition, hosted by the American Association of Geographers' Landscape Specialty Group

UC Davis Geography PhD candidate Mitchell Snyder recently won first place in the Landscape Photography Competition, hosted by the American Association of Geographers' Landscape Specialty Group.

 

Mitchell's winning photo was titled, "Rodeo." The judges commented that his photo “captures the character of a region, conveying movement and a timelessness that is captivating.”