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Click alumni names on this link and in the alumni links below to read their stories.

Graduate Students

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Rebecca Guth-Metzler, Chemistry PhD Candidate (2018-present)
Co-advised by Loren Dean Williams
BFA, Moore College of Art & Design, 2013
BSc, Molecular Biology & Geosciences Minor, Penn State, 2018 
ExplOrigins interview here
Research: Role of metals in RNA folding and degradation with implications for the origin of life and disease
Awards: 2019, First Place, GT Carbon Reduction Challenge; 2020, 1st place Best Poster, SBS; 2021-2022, GT Astrobiology Fellow
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Claire Elbon, OSE-EAS PhD Candidate (2020-present)
BSc, Microbiology, U Tennessee Knoxville, 2020
Interview here
Research: Microbiology of coupled methane and nitrogen cycling in extreme environment
Awards: Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship; 2020, 2nd Place Best Talk, SBS; 2022 3rd Place Best Talk; 2022 NSF GRFP; GT EAS Graduate Student Service Award, 2022
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Leilani Warters, EAS PhD Student (Incoming fall 2022)
BSc, Environmental Science, Claflin University, 2022
 

Undergraduate Students

Aya Kanawati 
Incoming summer 2022
EAS BS student

High School Students

Amy Pham
Elite Scholars Academy (Junior)
  1. PhD alumni

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Dr. Marcus Bray

PhD, Biological Sciences, 2019

Dissertation: “Iron as an Integral Constituent of Ancient Metabolism and Biochemistry”
Awards: 2017 2nd Place Best Poster, Astrobiology Science Conference; 2019 3rd Place, Suddath Memorial Award
Current: Postdoc, Microbial Ecology, National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, Colorado
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Dr. Amanda Cavazos

PhD, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, 2020

Dissertation:  “Interactions between reactive nitrogen and manganese: implications for marine nitrous oxide cycling”
Awards: 2014 Georgia Tech President’s Fellow; 2014 Georgia Tech Goizueta Fellow; 2015 NSF GRFP Fellow; 2016 2nd Place Best Talk, SBS; 2017 & 2018 1st Place Best Talk, EAS Graduate Student Symposia; 2018 3rd Place Best Talk, SBS; 2018 GSA Research Grant; 2019 1st Place Best Talk, SBS; 2019 GT EAS Bradshaw Instrumentation Award
Current: Lecturer, U Texas Rio Grande Valley
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Dr. Abigail Johnson

PhD, Ocean Science & Engineering, 2022

Dissertation:  “Deep Biosphere Microbial Protein Interactions with Clathrates”
Awards: PEO Scholar, 2021-2022, OSE Fellow, 2018-2019, GT EAS Glen Cass Award, 2021, 1st place Best Talk, SBS, 2020 & 2021; 1st Place Best Poster, 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference
Current: Postdoc, University of Georgia
  1. Undergraduate, REU, and postdoc alumni

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Camille Butkus
BSc, Env Eng + EAS minor, 2022
UG researcher 2021-2022
Current: PhD student, U Pittsburgh
Bianca Costa
Bianca Costa
BSc, Env Eng + EAS minor, 2018
PURA researcher 2017-2018
Current: PhD student NSF GRFP, USC, Environmental Engineering
Elizabeth Cowan
Elizabeth Cowan
UG Researcher, 2020-2021
Biochemistry Major, Class of 2023
Current: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Tech
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Ricky Desai
Lab Assistant, 2017
BSc, ME + EAS minor, 2017
Current: US Marine Corps
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Jessica Diaz
Summer Intern 2017
BSc, Integrative Biology, Harvard, 2020
Current: Research Associate, UCSD
Layla Ghazi
Layla Ghazi
BSc, Chemistry, 2019
UG Thesis, 2018-2019
Current: PhD student, Oregon State U
Emily Hamerton
Emily Hamerton
BSc, Biochemistry, 2021
CoS Early Research Award, 2017-2019
Current: Clinical Research Coordinator, UCSF
 
Ashlee Hauble
Ashlee Hauble
BSc, Environmental Science, St Michael’s College, 2017
ACE REU, 2015
Current: PhD candidate, UC Davis
Damian Horton
Damian Horton
BSc, EAS, 2019
Lab Assistant, 2014-2016
Current: Staff Engineer/Geologist at United Consulting
Lydia Jefferson
Lydia Jefferson
BSc, Environmental Science, U Missouri-Columbia, 2022
ACE REU student, 2021
Current: PhD student, Boston University, Earth & Environment
Cailin Kellum
Cailin Kellum
BSc, Biochemistry, 2018
UG Researcher, 2017-2018
Current: PhD student, UAB
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Dr. Cecilia Batmalle Kretz
Frontiers Postdoc, 2014-2015
Current: Director, Bioinformatics, ICF
Kennda Lynch
Dr. Kennda Lynch
Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, 2017-2019
Current: Staff Scientist, LPI
Claudia Montllor Albalate
Dr. Claudia Montllor Albalate
PhD, Biochemistry, Georgia Tech, 2020
GT International Exchange, 2015
Current: Scientist, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Global Blood Therapeutics
Miles Mobley
Miles Mobley
BSc, ME +  EAS minor, 2015
Lab Assistant, 2014-2015
Current: ORNL Hydropower Group
Helena Ochoa Dacenay
Helena (Ochoa) Dacenay
BSc, Coastal Environmental Science, 2014, LSU; MPH, LSU, 2017; MSc, Env Eng, U Florida
ACE REU, 2014
Current:Pollution Prevention & Control Program Supervisor, Orange County, California
Caleb Purcell
Caleb Purcell
BSc, Comp Eng, 2014; MSc, ECE, 2015
Lab Assistant, 2013-2014
Current: Lead Researcher/Software Engineer, Fortiphyd Logic
lily Sandler
Lily Sandler
BSc, EAS, 2019
PURA Researcher, 2017-2019
Watch Lily’s PURA research video here
Chloe Stanton
Chloe Stanton
Nadia Szeinbaum
Dr. Nadia Szeinbaum
NASA Astrobiology Postdoc Fellow, 2015-2020
Current: Innovation Scientist II, Beyond Meat
Melissa Warren
Melissa Warren
MS EAS 15
2021, 2nd place Best Poster, SBS
Current: Lead Biologist, Jacobs
Courtney Williams
Courtney Williams
Gloria Woods Spellen
Gloria (Woods) Spellen
BArch+ EAS minor, 2014
MArch+Urban Planning, 2018
Current: Facility Programming Consultant, Jacobs
 
Rowan Wolschleger
Rowan Wolschleger
Lab Assistant 2016-2020
 
Jieying Wu
Dr. Jieying Wu
Dr. Jieying Wu
Postdoc, 2015-2016
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Manlin Xu
BSc, EAS, 2022
PURA researcher 2020-present
2021, 2nd place Best Poster, SBS
2021, Best Abstract, SBS
Current: Research Assistant, Brown University