Current Post Graduate Fellows

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State Science Policy Fellowship

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

Fellowship at:

Maryland Environmental Service

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Khurshid Jahan holds a Ph.D. in Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island, USA and a 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 the 2019 John J. Fisher Memorial Award for excellence as a teaching assistant in geology. Her current research expands on this and explores relations between climate change, urbanization, environmental impact, and water quality degradation.
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Fellowship at:

Maryland Department of the Environment

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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

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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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