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    Anne Usher examining tide pools
    Mapping ocean plastic: OMNR student Anne Usher partners with nonprofit to stem flow , article

    Online MNR Student Anne Usher recently served as an advisor to OpenOceans Global, a marine nonprofit organization devoted to modeling the flow of plastic into the ocean. Anne credits the graduate program with giving her a much stronger understanding of the science of climate change and coastal and marine environments.

    Date: Jul 20, 2021
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    Career Coaching Series: how to develop a resilience mindset
    Career Coaching Series: how to develop a resilience mindset , article

    New Career Coaching Series: We have asked the Center’s Career Coaches to share their thoughts on a variety of topics beneficial to our students, alumni, and the wider community of sustainability professionals. The first post is by Kathy Miller Perkins on developing a resilience mindset.

    Date: Jun 15, 2021
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    Audra Upchurch visited Anchorage and Fairbanks, AK to oversee evaluation of environmental impacts of the NASA Sounding Rocket project, with SAIC.
    A “Triple Hokie” Audra Upchurch helps federal agencies implement environmental policy , article

    From the impact of wind energy farms on migrating bird populations; to border patrol stations’ effects on local wildlife; to the federal infrastructure climate-change resilience plans—Audra Upchurch’s job is to help guide the work of federal agencies in environmentally sustainable ways. Audra talked to us about how the MNR degree led her into a new and fulfilling career.

    Date: May 04, 2021