Gabe Calistro

School/college: CAS ‘23, Pardee ‘23, CGS ‘21
Program: BA in Biology & International Relations, History & Interdisciplinary Studies minor
Fulbright Country: Italy
Project Title: Standardized Method of Microplastic Measurement and Monitoring in Italy

Gabe is a senior pursuing a bachelors degree in Honors Biology & International Relations with a minor in History. Gabe has pursued research at BU in biology, ecology, conservation, pollution, and enviornmental justice, all of which have prepared him for the U.S. Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Open Research/Study pathway will allow Gabe to conduct research at the University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze) on microplastic pollution in National Parks and protected areas of Tuscany, Italy. He plans to create a standard protocol for measuring microplastics that can be applied across the country and provide a baseline for future research and policy intiatives. Gabe would like to thank the College of General Studies’ Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, CGS Social Impact Research Fund, and the professors and mentors that guided his career path.