Katelyn Jeffries

M.S. Student, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Purdue University

Education

2017-2021 – B.S., Natural Resources Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, OK

Research Experience

  • 2020-2021 – Niblack Research Scholar, Natural Resources Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, OK. Advisor: Dr. Omkar Joshi, Graduate Advisor: Bijesh Mishra. Project: Preventing the Further Spread of Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) in the Southern Great Plains: A Stakeholder Perception Analysis on Best Management Practices
  • 2019-2021 – Research Technician, Joshi Natural Resource Social Science Lab, Oklahoma State University, OK
  • 2019 – Research Technician, Tree Physiology and Watershed Research Lab, Oklahoma State University, OK

Conference Presentation

2021 – International Society of Forest Resource Economics Symposium, virtual: Oral Presentation

Awards

  • 2020-2021 – Niblack Research Scholarship
  • 2020-2021 – Walker Jr. Merit Scholarship
  • 2020-2021 – J. Fleming Memorial Continuing Student Scholarship

Alexandra Adams

  • Graduate student,
    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources ,
    Purdue University
  • adams331@purdue.edu

EDUCATION

  • 2021- Aquatic Sciences, concentration in Marine and Freshwater Biology, Purdue University, IN
  • November – December 2020- Research assistant, Höök Lab, Purdue University, IN
  • May – July 2019- Lab Assisstant, Forest Ecology, Silviculture & Soils Laboratory, Purdue University, IN
  • May – July 2018- Landscaper, Columbian Park Zoo, Lafayette Parks and Recreation | Lafayette, IN

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Interested in a position at the intersection of environmental research and human dimensions

AWARDS

  • 2021- Martell Leadership Scholarship , Forestry and Natural Resources Department of Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 2018- Chapel of the Good Shepherd Scholarship , Chapel of the Good Shepherd , West Lafayette, IN
  • 2016 – 2017- David L. Rice Merit Scholarship, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • 2016- New Harmony Alumni Scholarship , New Harmony Alumni Association , New Harmony, IN

Dhruba Burlakoti

  • MS student,
    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources ,
    Purdue University
  • dburlako@purdue.edu 

EDUCATION

  • 2018- Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Agriculture and Forestry University, Faculty of Forestry, Hetauda, Nepal

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Economic Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services, Statistics 

AWARDS/ SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Government Merit Scholarship for B. Sc. in Forestry (Agriculture and Forestry University
  • Research Grant for Bachelor’s Thesis (Agriculture and Forestry)

TRAININGS

  • Wildlife Training to Graduates; Resources Himalaya Foundation, WWF, ZSL
  • Arc-GIS Training; Faculty of Forestry, AFU, Nepal
  • R/R-Studio, Data Analysis Training; Faculty of Forestry, AFU, Nepal
  • Camera Trapping Training for Wildlife Monitoring; Bardia National Park