Current Post Graduate Fellows

State Science Policy Fellowship

Khurshid Jahan with black hair and a horizontally striped shirt, siting at a table.

Fellowship at:

Maryland Environmental Service

Cool Facts:

Khurshid Jahan is a Visiting Researcher with ICCCAD, currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island, USA. She holds an MSc in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Recently she was awarded by the Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals to support her research on stormwater management. In addition, URI awarded her this year’s John J. Fisher Memorial Award for excellence as a teaching assistant in geology. Previously in 2010, she was awarded a South Asian Water Alliance fellowship from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology that included participation in a training program in Sri Lanka. And she received a fellowship from the Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh program. Khurshid was based at ICCCAD, conducting research into climate change, urbanization, water quality and water drainage problem from urban runoff. Her current research expands on this and explores relations between climate change, urbanization, environmental impact, and water quality degradation.
Picture of Rachel, wearing thin framed glasses

Fellowship at:

Maryland Department of the Environment

Cool Facts:

Rachel Lamb earned her PhD in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park in Spring 2021. Her research centers on the applications of NASA Carbon Monitoring System forest carbon science to advance strategic climate mitigation planning with co-benefits for biodiversity and human livelihoods. Since 2020, she has lead the Campus Forest Carbon project, helping the University of Maryland better incorporate forest carbon science into their Climate Action Plan and Greenhouse Gas Inventory. 
Tassew Mekuria

Fellowship at:

University System of Maryland Office for the Vice President for Sustainability

Cool Facts:

Tassew Mekuria is a State Policy Fellow working for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science on environmental policy issues in support of the Science and Technology Working Group of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change. Mekuria is also assisting the Office of the University System of Maryland Chancellor on environmental sustainability issues. He earned a Master's in Biology and PhD in Bioenvironmental Science from Morgan State University.

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