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Grad Students

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Zahra Amiri

Zahra Amiri


zamir002@ucr.edu

Advisor: Amir Haghverdi

Environmental Sciences

Soil, water and crop modeling

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Sarah Avila-Barnard

Sarah Avila-Barnard


savil007@ucr.edu

Advisor: David C. Volz

Environmental Toxicology

Flame retardant-induced effects on epigenetic reprogramming during early development

Erin Bowey

Erin Bowey


ebowe010@ucr.edu

Advisor: Roya Bahreini

Environmental Sciences

The chemistry of Aerosols and their environmental impacts

Alexa Canchola

Alexa Canchola


acanc007@ucr.edu

Advisor: Ying-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Toxicology

Atmospheric pollution

Valerie Carranza

Valerie Carranza


vcarr007@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins

Environmental Sciences

Trace gas emissions

Kunpeng Chen

Kunpeng Chen


kchen255@ucr.edu

Advisor: Ying-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Sciences

Climate effects and health effects of atmospheric brown carbon (BrC) substance; mechanisms and kinetics of formation of atmospheric pollutants.

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Yumeng Cui

Yumeng Cui


ycui027@ucr.edu

Advisor: Roya Bahreini

Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric Science

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Alyssa Duro

Alyssa Duro


aduro005@ucr.edu

Advisor: Daniel Hirmas

Environmental Sciences

Soils

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Isis Frausto-Vicencio

Isis Frausto-Vicencio


ifrau001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins

Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric trace gases

Aral Greene

Aral Greene


aralg@ucr.edu

Advisor: Pete Homyak

Environmental Sciences

Researching biogeochemical cycling specifically effects of nitrogen deposition in dryland watersheds. Interested in science communication with young learners

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Hannah Hapich

Hannah Hapich


hhapi001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Andrew B. Gray

Environmental Sciences

Fluvial fate and transport of microplastic pollution; open-source environmental database management

John Hoang

John Hoang


jhoan073@ucr.edu

Advisor: David C. Volz

Environmental Toxicology

Jean Claude Iraduku

Jean Claude Iradukunda 


jirad001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Amir Haghverdi

Environmental Sciences

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Jamie Irby

Jamie Irby


jirby001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Pete Homyak

Environmental Sciences

Haley Johnson

Haley Johnson


hjohn054@ucr.edu

Advisor: Andrew B. Gray

Environmental Sciences

Fluvial microplastic fate and transport

Sasha Karapetrova

Sasha Karapetrova


akara032@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Toxicology

Sasha (she/they) is from Chicago, Illinois and graduated Pomona College with a B.A. in Molecular Biology and a minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies. Her current research focus is studying microplastics in terrestrial ecosystems.

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J Kemner

J Kemner


jkemn001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Pete Homyak

Environmental Sciences

Exploring the effects of prescribed burn seasonality on forest soil carbon cycling.

Michael Lum


mlum013@ucr.edu

Advisor: Ying-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Sciences

Benjamin Maki

Benjamin Maki


bmaki002@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Toxicology

Working on projects related to manganese release in soils and the subsequent contamination of groundwater

Yaning Miao

Yaning Miao


ymiao010@ucr.edu

Advisor: William Porter

Environmental Sciences

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Clare Murphy-Hagan

Clare Murphy-Hagan


cmurp025@ucr.edu

Advisor: Andrew B. Gray

Environmental Sciences

Researching fluvial trash and microplastic pollution fate and transport

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Ben Newcomb

Ben Newcomb


bnewc003@ucr.edu

Advisor: Daniel Hirmas

Environmental Sciences

Wildfire impacts on dynamic soil properties in steep shrublands

Bradley Ries


bries001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Roya Bahreini

Environmental Sciences

Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez


mrodr149@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins

Environmental Sciences

Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon/nitrogen cycling of California Dairies. Effect of land application of dairy manure/compost on greenhouse gas emissions

Website

Md Rubaiat Nurul Alam​​​​​​​

Md Rubaiat Nurul Alam​​​​​​​


malam034@ucr.edu

Advisor: Ying-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Toxicology

Chemical analysis of the toxic air pollutants and investigating the disease progression from biological aspects.

Anish Sapkota

Anish Sapkota


asapk001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Amir Haghverdi

Environmental Sciences

Website

Qingyang Shi

Qingyang Shi


qshi013@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Sciences

Exploring the degradation of halogenated organic compounds

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Samiksha Singh

Samiksha Singh


ssing179@ucr.edu

Advisor: Andrew B. Gray

Environmental Sciences

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Aspen Smith


Aspen Smith


asmit178@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Toxicology

Aspen (she/her) researches the effects of organic contaminants in agricultural systems. She's also interested in education and methods to improve science communication with the general public.

Elizah Stephens


estep007@ucr.edu

Advisor: Pete Homyak

Environmental Sciences

Website

Danielle Stevenson

Danielle Stevenson


dstev013@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Toxicology

Applications for Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Agricultural Systems to Limit Heavy Metal Uptake in Food Crops

Nathan Sy

Nathan Sy


nsy001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Sciences

Contaminant fate and transport

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Lin Tan

Lin Tan


ltan042@ucr.edu

Advisor: King-Fai Li 

Environmental Sciences

Interested in global carbon cycle and chemistry-climate interaction.

Linia Tashmim

Linia Tashmim


ltash001@ucr.edu

Advisor: William Porter

Environmental Sciences

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Lukkee Thorpe


sthor017@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Sciences

Simmi Tomar

Simmi Tomar


fsimm001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Daniel Hirmas

Environmental Sciences

Website

Alyssa Valdez


avald118@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins 

Environmental Sciences

Vaishnavi Varikuti


vaishnavi.varikuti@email.ucr.edu

Advisor: Daniel Hirmas

Environmental Sciences

Miranda Vega

Miranda Vega


mvega058@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Sciences

Miranda (she/ella) is interested in soil and water quality and its effects on Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. She is also looking for ways to integrate traditional ecological knowledge systems into her research. #LandBack

Indigenous Ecologist

Jenna Wiegand

Jenna Wiegand


jwieg002@ucr.edu

Advisor: David C. Volz

Environmental Sciences

Osmoregulatory impacts of environmental chemicals on fish embryos

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Eric Wineteer


ewine002@ucr.edu

Advisor: Hoori Ajami

Environmental Sciences

Yaxin (Jane) Xiong

Yaxin (Jane) Xiong


yxion024@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Sciences

Focusing on developing a tiered framework that integrates simple process-based, quantitative structure- property relationships to describe the CEC flux from the input sources, through the soil/root interface, and into leaves/fruits

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Lynne Xu


lxu070@ucr.edu

Advisor: William Porter

Environmental Sciences

Xiaoyan Yang

Xiaoyan Yang


xyang020@ucr.edu

Advisor: Haofei Zhang

Environmental Sciences

Air

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Tiantian Zhou

Tiantian Zhou


tzhou035@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jirka Šimunek

Environmental Sciences

Simulation of water stable isotopes transport in the vadose zone

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