Post-Docs & Students

Team Science

One of the most amazing parts of my career is that I have the opportunity to work with and learn from a diverse group of people across multiple disciplines. Team science is incredibly rewarding, especially when focused on work that engages communities and everyday, extraordinary citizens. Our international award-winning Citizen Science GIS team includes those listed below. We are always looking to expand our team with creative, passionate, and interdisciplinary thinkers.

Post-Doctoral Researchers

  • Dr. Bo Yang, UCF Department of Sociology. Research focused on drones, citizen science, and eelgrass beds, October 2018-September 2020.
  • Dr. Hannah Torres, UCF Department of Sociology, co-mentored with Dr. Fernando Rivera. Research focused on sense of place and GIS for coastal restoration in Florida, August 2017-July 2019. In July 2019, Dr. Hannah Torres continued her career as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Political Science and Geography at Old Dominion University.

With some of our team on the Belize Barrier Reef. Fieldwork is a big part of the work I do with post-docs and students.

Current Graduate Students (I am currently accepting new graduate and undergraduate students to work with at UCF)

  • Lain Graham, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Central Florida, advanced to ABD on December 10, 2018, Degree expected Summer 20202, Participatory GIS and Sense of Place in Belize
  • Nicholas Altizer, M.A., Applied Sociology, University of Central Florida, expected Summer 2020, GIS and Drones in Belize
  • Elise Lorenzo, M.A., Sociology, University of Central Florida, expected Summer 2020, Social and environmental inequalities

Former Students

Adam Acker, M.S in Geosciences, Georgia State University, 2016 (co-advised with Dr. Christy Visaggi)

Elizabeth Davis, M.S. in Geosciences, Georgia State University: 2015

Christina Williams, M.S. in Geosciences, Georgia State University: 2014

Craig Skelton: M.S. in Geosciences, Georgia State University: 2014

Austin Kelly, M.S. in Geosciencces, Georgia State University: 2014

Stephen Ryan Barrett: M.S. in Geosciences, Georgia State University: 2013

Jeffrey Johnson: M.S. in Geosciences, Georgia State University: 2012

Paulita Bennett-Martin: B.A. (Honors) in Geography, Georgia State University: 2014

Victoria Elmore, B.A. (Honors) in Environmental Studies, Brown University: 2013