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Samuel Allen

OTD Candidate

The largest force driving climate change is human activity, a topic in which occupational therapists are experts. My work aims to highlight the importance of climate change curriculum in graduate OT education and provide instructors with suggestions on how to incorporate this discussion in the classroom.

Other Institutional Affiliations: Social Exclusion Lab

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Abigail Aderonmu

Postdoctoral Research Associate, InCEES

Abigail Aderonmu is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES) at Washington University in St Louis. Her research interests focus on the human dimensions of global environmental change, including climate change and variability, adaptation, mitigation, as well as vulnerability and resilience in agricultural systems.
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Ivy Blackmore

Postdoctoral Researcher, Public Health/Fisheries Ecology

As a postdoc, Ivy is focused on implementing an intervention in coastal Kenya that addresses malnutrition and its intersections with fisheries sustainability. Her research interests include rural food production systems and livelihood security in low income countries, social-ecological interactions, and subsistence agriculture adaptation and resilience to climate change.


Other institutional affiliations: E3 Nutrition Lab; Humphries Lab

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Abigail Hunt

JD Candidate, Energy and Environmental Law Society

I am a law student dedicated to pursuing public interest environmental law. I will be spending my summer working with the USDA Office of General Counsel and I am excited to pursue my passion, working at the intersection of rural equity, environmental sustainability, and social justice.

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Callie Sharp

JD Candidate, Law

I will be co-president of the Energy and Environmental Law Society (EELS) at the law school for the '20-'21 academic year. My undergraduate research was conducted at Argonne National Laboratory and focused on organic carbon prediction methodology in the permafrost region. My work experience includes lab and field technician work for the DOE and work with university sustainability education programming, and I will be working as a legal extern for the EPA Office of Regional Counsel in Chicago during summer 2020.

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Jenise Sheppard

JD Candidate, December 2021

I've spent my undergraduate career working as a research fellow and intern for organizations whose missions include environmental stewardship and study of nature and its processes. A focus of both the MO Sierra Club and Tyson Research Center included grassroots and community organizations.

Other institutional affiliations: Tyson Research Center; Goodman Theatre Company; Missouri Sierra Club

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Kai Su

PhD Candidate, Anthropology

I study environmental archaeology in Southwest China. It is about how climate change affected the rise and fall of an archaeological settlement, or more broadly of a regional civilization.


Other institutional affiliations: Dept. of Anthropology's Geoarchaeology Lab.

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Christopher Weatherly

PhD Candidate, Social Work

Chris Weatherly is a 3rd year doctoral student in social work at the Brown School as well as a licensed clinical social worker. His research focuses on the impact of climate change on mental health, specifically looking at this intersection from a system dynamics perspective.