Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students:


Kelly Krotcova

B.L.A. Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University

Interests: Water Resources, Sustainability, Conservation & Environmental Planning

M.A. Geography Thesis - in progress: Tradeoffs of water security and adequate ecological protection during drought, Coastal California

Awards: Pease Award, 2017











Deseret Weeks

B.A. Geography and Environmental Studies, University of California Los Angeles

Interests: Earth Systems, Climate Change Indicators, Ecosystem Management

M.A. Geography Thesis - in progress: Mercury in the Cache Creek Watershed, Trends, Hot Spots and Ecosystem Services Analysis

Awards: Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholar, 2017-2018; COAST Graduate Student Research Award, 2017











Zoe Statman-Weil

B.A. Environmental Studies, Carleton College

Interests: Geographic Information Science, Water Quality Disparities

M.S. GIScience Thesis - in progress: Disparaties in Community Water Systems Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.












Sam Stein

M.A. Geography, Resource Management and Environmental Planning, Fall 2016

Thesis Title: An Examination of Water Quality in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

Awards: AAG Student Award, Water Resources Specialty Group, 2016; Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Scholarship, 2015.












Ellen Doudna

M.A. Geography, Resource Management and Environmental Planning, Fall 2016

Title: Trends in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus of California's Central Valley