Spotlight on People

Nohely Reyes

My name is Nohely Reyes and I'm a senior in Environmental Sciences with a focus in Land, Air, and Water. I'll be graduating in May 2017 with Honors, and I'm currently doing my honors thesis with Dr. Brusseau on In-situ Uranium Biosequestration. 

 

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Joan Curry

Joan Curry recieved this year's David E. Cox Teaching Award. Curry was born and raised near St. Louis. She graduated in the third class that included women at the US Naval Academy in 1982, served as a Naval Officer for 6 years and then went to graduate school at UC Davis, earning a PhD in...

Dr. Joan Rose

Michigan State University Professor Dr. Joan Rose, a former graduate student in the laboratory of SWES professor Charles Gerba, was recently awarded the world’s most prestigious water award. The Stockholm Water Prize...

Christopher Shepard

Christopher Shepard is currently a Ph.D. Candidate working in the Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). He was recently awarded a SWES Travel Award to attend the International Soil Modeling Consortium Meeting in Austin, TX. He is also the reciepient of the NASA Space Grant for 2017....

Dr. Sharon Megdal

UA Professor Sharon B. Megdal has received the 2016 Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the award for her outstanding achievements and contributions in water policy and water resources management. The Women of Influence awards honor the strong...

Darya Anderson

Darya Anderson is completing her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona in the department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science (SWES). 

Her undergraduate research focus is microbial ecology. She is finishing her undergraduate honors thesis with Dr....

Mara Rembelski

Mara Rembelski is an undergraduate student studying environmental science with an emphasis on land, air, and water.  She is currently working toward the completion of her undergraduate Honors College thesis under the advisement of...

Jill Wallitschek

Jill Wallitschek is a senior in Environmental Science working on her undergraduate Honors College thesis with Dr. Ravi Palanivelu of the School of Plant Sciences...

Shana Sandhaus

Shana Sandhaus is an Environmental Science major in the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP). She is a senior, and as a student in the AMP, is taking graduate-level courses for graduate credit. Shana’s masters work will be in...

Hanna Hard

Hanna Hard is an Environmental Sciences senior who expects to graduate with Honors in Environmental Sciences in May 2016.  She holds a position as the Senior Lab Assistant in the SWES Integrated Environmental Science and Human Health Risk laboratory, lead by...

Elizabeth Eaton

Going to Costa Rica was an amazing opportunity to see and experience environmental science first-hand, instead of reading about it in a text book. It’s one thing to hear about the effects of climate change, and a completely different thing to be able to see it. In Costa Rica I was shown...

James Wadsworth

James Wadsworth received his B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona in 2015. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Science in the department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science with a focus on Monitoring and Analysis. James’s...

Lincoln Perino

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the SWES Department with an emphasis on Sustainable Land and Water, Lincoln Perino started his own business in 2012: Ethos Rainwater Harvesting and Erosion Control.

Here are some of Perino’s survey comments.

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Janick Artiola

I have been associated with the SWES department for many years, first as a student (1974-1981) and then as a professional faculty since 1987. I came as an M.S. student here at the department, then called Soils, Water & Engineering, and left in 1981 after completing a Ph.D. and a postdoc. I...

Brunno Cerozi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science and the recipient of the Best Research Presentation at “Grad Blitz” held on the UA campus Nov 3, 2015.

Brunno also represents the...

SWES Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dr. Karletta Chief received the  “Contribution to Indian Education” Award from the UA American Indian Alumni Club over Homecoming Weekend.

This news was published in the CALS Tuesday Morning Notes,...

Catie Gullo

Catie Gullo was an undergraduate trainee from June 2013 to May 2015 in the laboratory of  Dr. Raina Maier. As a result of her excellent work she received the 2015 Outstanding Senior award from the department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science.  Catie, along with...

Lynn Massey, now employed at ROUX, received her M.S. in the SWES laboratory of Dr. Virginia Rich in 2014. She received her BS in Environmental Science with a focus in Science and Policy from the University of Arizona in the Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science (...

Rachel Maxwell has been a Staff Scientist with ROUX for over a year and half. In December 2013, she received her M.S. under the direction of Dr. Jon Chorover with the Biogeochemistry Lab Group. Rachel received her B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus in Sustainable Land/...

Krystalle Diaz is an Environmental Science student working on her undergraduate Honors College thesis in Dr. Jean McLain’s lab in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science (SWES), in collaboration with Dr. Virginia Rich.  Krystalle joined Dr. Rich’s lab as an...

I am a new assistant professor of Soil, Water and Environmental Science with a joint appointment in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health’s Division of Community, Environment and Policy at the University of Arizona. I am trained across various fields and I am a...

Rebecca Lybrand, SWES Ph.D. graduate, has produced a YouTube video about soil. The title of the video is

Soil, Not Dirt: Connecting Soils, Plants, and Climate in the Southwest US

The production is the result of a project for the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (...

Dawson Fairbanks, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Virginia Rich has been awarded a 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Dawson is a UA Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and a Critical Zone Observatory research graduate student.

Dawson received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northern...

Lydia Jennings, a Ph.D student in the laboratory of Dr. Raina M. Maier in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, has been awarded a 2015 National Science...

Bradley Schmitz, a student working with Dr. Ian Pepper and Dr. Charles Gerba, was awarded the Meritorious Graduate Teaching Award at the Ph.D. Level in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for excellence in teaching abilities, effectiveness, and philosophy. Bradley received the award for his...

Pedro Reynoso

Pedro Reynoso is an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Sciences with a focus in Society and the Environment. He is interning this academic year at Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in the Environmental Services department. The department...

Mark Brusseau

I have been with the University of Arizona since 1989, with my home appointment in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science and a joint appointment in the Hydrology and Water Resources Department. I received a

B.S. degree in Geology and a B.A. degree in Political Science...

Channah Rock

I’m an associate professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, with a joint appointment as a University Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist. I joined SWES in 2007 from Arizona State University, where I received my Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental...

Marcel Schaap

I have been a faculty member in the SWES Department since August of 2006. I did my undergraduate studies and Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands on the topics of Soil Chemistry and Forest Hydrology.  In 1996, I was selected for a NASA-funded two-year postdoc position at...

Dr Craig Rasmussen

I joined the SWES department in January of 2005 and established the Environmental Pedology program after finishing my dissertation in Soils and Biogeochemistry at the University of California, Davis.  Prior to returning to graduate school, I worked as a soil scientist and GIS specialist at...

I have a variety of research interests that align with the overarching topic of “Critical Zone Science,” mainly with mass and energy transfer within the soil and in the atmosphere. I am involved in numerous projects with national and international collaborators. Motivated by the...