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Doria Brown ‘16 Wins Society of Wetland Scientists Mentoring Award

March 4, 2016

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Franklin Pierce University’s Doria Brown ’16 (Little Falls, NJ) was recently selected as a Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) Mentoring Award winner. Brown, who is an Environmental Sciences major, was one of 12 student honorees selected nationwide for this conference.

As an award winner, she will travel to the SWS annual conference this spring in Corpus Christi, Texas from May 31st-June 4th where she will be matched with a mentor and will learn how to make her way through graduate school and beyond.  Doria’s goal is to become a professor in the field of Environmental Science. Brown will also present her research at the conference from her senior thesis. Her thesis is titled “Soil Organic Carbon Content In Two Southern New Hampshire Marshes With Different Vegetation Types”.

"I would like to thank Dr. Catherine Owen Koning for informing me about this opportunity, as well as Dr.Kotila and Dr.Singleton for helping me expand my research in Forest Ecology and Senior Seminar,” said Brown. “I am blessed to have such dedicated professors here at Franklin Pierce and am very excited for this opportunity to present at the conference.”

The Society of Wetland Scientists provides National Science Foundation-funded opportunities for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to participate in the SWS Annual Meeting in an effort to aid motivated students considering environmental careers. These opportunities are structured to maximize exposure to career options in wetland science and include individual mentors paired with the students, career mini-workshops and a luncheon.

“Doria epitomizes all that is good about Franklin Pierce students. She is passionate, hard-working and talented,” says Dr. Catherine Owen Koning, Professor of Environmental Science at Franklin Pierce University. “ Everyone at Franklin Pierce is very proud of Doria and we are excited that the Society of Wetland Scientists recognized these qualities in her application.”

 

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