2016 Pardee Summer Fellows

Joshua Duclos, doctoral student, Philosophy
He studied the ethics of wilderness preservation and the welfare of wildlife.



Edward Hines, master’s student, Earth and Environment
He studied the links between drought and urban heat stress, the extent to which the connection between the two is recognized by urban policymakers, and possible consequences that may result from policies that do not consider these problems together.


Philip Rotz, doctoral student, History
He studied Aedes aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito) and the threat of dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and zika outbreaks in Durban and coastal KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Radost Stanimirova, doctoral student, Earth and Environment
She developed a modeling framework that uses remote sensing, meteorological data, and land cover information to help monitor the relative response of global pasturelands to climate variability.


Leyla Tiglay, doctoral student, Political Science
She studied technological and development activities and current governance issues related to the management of rare earth elements.


Chukwuemeka Umeh, doctoral student, Public Health
He studied the challenges facing insurance coverage of essential health services in three sub-Saharan African countries (Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya), and what programs or policies need to be modified to ensure universal health coverage.


Alexandra Vivelo, doctoral student, Biology
She studied whether increased nitrogen fertilization, as a climate change mitigation strategy, poses any long-term threat to affected soils’ ability to provide humans with enough nutrient-dense foods.

More information about the Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program and previous summer fellows is available here.