Meet some of the students and alumni from our environmental conservation and environmental observation and informatics programs.
EOI Graduate Passionate to Provide Climate Solutions using Remote Sensing and GIS
Recent graduate of the environmental observation informatics (EOI) MS program, David Kolodziejski found his niche in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing after a long period of career exploration.
Bikepacking for Credit
Imagine biking 50 miles up a mountain carrying nearly 100 pounds of gear with only peanut butter, tortillas, and applesauce to keep you going.
Partnerships in Greener Pastures
About 80 miles northwest of Science Hall sits 538 acres of farmland.
The Next Chapter
Ford Freyberg is starting a new chapter of his life. Recently married, he began a new job in October and will be moving out west early next year to live in the mountains that he and his wife love being around.
The Business of Forests
It was hard to keep Nelson Institute environmental observation informatics (EOI) MS grad Alex Ramos away from his hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada when the opportunity to turn his passion into a full-time career came knocking.
EC and EOI Cohorts Finish 15-Month Programs
As summer comes to a close, so does the 2021–22 Environmental Conservation (EC) and Environmental Observation and Informatics (EOI) cohorts.
EC Student Aspires to a Role in Conservation Planning Despite Facing Adversity
Nelson Institute environmental conservation (EC) master’s student Carrie Lovelace has persevered through some of life's toughest challenges while completing her degree.
EOI Student Works to Preserve Wildlife at Home in Kenya
Graduate student Grace Cheptoo moved across the world to begin the Environmental Observation Informatics program at the Nelson Institute in May of 2021.
Environmental Conservation MS Student Hopes to Create Change Through a Career in Policy
Starting her career by writing about environmental issues, Mary Kate McCoy found herself wanting to do more to support conservation efforts.
From the peach state to the badger state, EOI student works to monitor and preserve wetlands
Environmental Observation and Informatics (EOI) graduate student Kevin Ronczkowski has always been a badger fan.
Guardian of the Gulf; Nelson student to expand coastal water cleanup initiative to the Great Lakes
From the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, Nelson Institute student Lisa Scobel is working to keep waterways free of plastic pollution.
Mapping a more equitable future: Nelson EOI student helps create indexes for the City of La Crosse
For Environmental Observation Informatics (EOI) student Charlotte Peters, a career in environmental justice was a goal since she was a child. Now, she is one step closer to that goal.
Back to her roots: graduate student continues her passion for environmental conservation at the Nelson Institute
Finding one passion in life can be challenging enough, but for master of Environmental Conservation student Ashley Gries, one wasn’t enough. As an undergraduate student at Iowa State University, Gries majored in both Environmental Studies …
Student discovers passion for One Health approach in Environmental Conservation program
When Nelson Institute Environmental Conservation (EC) graduate student, Siyeun Kim, was accepted to the program nearly two years ago, she wasn’t yet sure where her career would take her. Having received an undergraduate degree in …
Environmental Conservation student helps create framework to guide environmental justice work
Lifelong Wisconsin Resident Alli Wenman’s educational path has led her to help promote environmental and climate justice in Madison, Wis. Wenman began the Environmental Conservation MS program at the Nelson Institute in June 2020 and …
Environmental conservation graduate student one of six students from United States invited to attend SWIMM workshop
Nelson Institute Environmental Conservation graduate student, Chelsey Willetts, is one of just six students from the United States invited to attend the Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management (SWIMM) this January in the Gulf of …
An algorithm for understanding conservation agriculture
According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Wisconsin is home to 64,793 farms on 14.3 million acres. Of those acres, it’s estimated that about six percent are utilizing conservation agriculture methods …