Rachel Carson Scholars Program Graduates

Clara Bird
Major: Biology (Concentration in Ecology) and Environmental Science (Concentration in Marine Science and Conservation)
Graduation Year: 2018
Rachel Carson Scholar Advisor: Dr. David Johnston
Research Project Title: 3-D habitat parameterization of adelie penguin colonies along the Western Antarctic Peninsula
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Ashley Blawas
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018
Rachel Carson Scholar Advisor: Dr. Douglas Nowacek
Research Project Title: Identifying patterns in flow-volume curves for use as a diagnostic tool for respiratory health of bottlenose dolphins
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Carmen Hoyt
Major: Biology (Concentration in Marine Biology) and Earth and Ocean Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
Rachel Carson Scholar Advisors: Dr. Meagan Dunphy-Daly
Research Project Title: A long-term analysis of shark biodiversity off of North Carolina
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Sam Kelly
Major: Mechanical Engineering (Minor in Environmental Sciences and Policy)
Graduation Year: 2018
Rachel Carson Scholar Advisor: Dr. David Johnston
Research Project Title: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Ecological Barcode Scanning, Megafauna Motion Tag
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Stephanie Prufer
Major: Biology and Environmental Science & Policy
Graduation Year: 2018
Rachel Carson Scholar Advisor: Dr. Brian Silliman
Research Project Titles: (1) Spatial variation in predation stress influence where a keystone mutualism can enhance salt marsh restoration & (2) Effect of stress gradient on mutualism between Spartina alterniflora and Geukensia demissa in a North Carolina salt marsh. 
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Hannah Robinson
Major: Biology (Marine Science Concentration), Markets and Management Certificate, and Marine Science and Conservation Leadership Certificate
Graduation Year: 2018
Rachel Carson Scholar Advisor: Dr. Brian Silliman
Research Project Title: Marine river otter ecology