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Corey is a senior pursuing a major in Conservation Biology & Ecology, and a minor in Sustainability. Additionally, he’s in his third year as an undergraduate researcher in the Grimm Urban and Stream Ecosystems lab, where he studies desert stream biogeochemistry. He hopes to one day use his ecological knowledge to help policymakers and planners design a more sustainable and naturally-integrated society. In the extra-academic world, Corey enjoys playing his mandolin and petting dogs.


Rae Fadlovich is a junior studying Biology with a concentration in Conservation and Ecology and English Literature. Rae is interested in the ways a changing environment alters specie distribution as well as how scientists and journalists communicate scientific issues. On campus she is an undergraduate assistant in Dr. Collin’s lab, works as an undergraduate editorial assistant for Dr. Smith, and spends afternoons working as a Lifeguard at the SDFC. Outside of the classroom you can find Rae camping, hiking, or on the rugby field. 

monro obenauer

Monro is a senior studying biology with a concentration in conservation, one of her passions. Education is also a passion of hers. She works as an conservation education intern at the OdySea aquarium, informing the public about the importance of protecting our oceans. She also works for America Reads, tutoring K-8 students at the Boys and Girls Club. Outside the classroom you can find Monro hiking, camping or telling jokes at local open mics.


Allyson Shaw is a junior studying Conservation Biology and Ecology. Her passion is the conservation of birds, so she studied color variation in parrots her freshman year in a physiology lab. The summer after he sophomore year she took time away from physiology and began doing research on the endangered Echinomastus cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden genetics lab. Now she is back doing her own research on disease transmission via water with finches. One day she hopes to make an environmental nonprofit or do climate change research with birds.

Dr. Sharon Hall

Dr. Sharon Hall is an ecosystem ecologist with interests in conservation and the dynamic relationship between humans and the environment. How do humans change ecological systems, and how do these changes in turn affect human behavior?   What types of ecosystem and landscape management practices enhance environmental quality and human well-being?

Dr. Hall grew up in Oakland, CA and graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with a B.S. in Biology with a focus in Neuroscience. She became interested in the environment after spending the better part of a year diving in the kelp forests of the Monterey Bay and teaching at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Dr. Hall pursued an Ed.M. degree at Harvard University in 1992, and then completed a Ph.D. in 1998 in Soil and Ecosystem Science at UC Berkeley.  After a post-doc at the University of Colorado, Dr. Hall became a faculty member in the interdisciplinary Environmental Science Program at The Colorado College.  In 2005, Dr. Hall joined the faculty in the School of Life Sciences at ASU.  On a daily basis, Dr. Hall feels lucky to work with talented, curious students and colleagues on important questions related to ecology, conservation and human-environment sustainability.

Max Wilson

Max Wilson is a PhD student in the School of Life Sciences where his research focuses on the impacts of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Max earned his B.S. in Biology from ASU in 2010 and his M.S. in Biology from ASU in 2012. During his time at ASU Max has served as a teaching assistant for countless courses, developing a passion for undergraduate education. Max serves as a graduate advisor for Nature@ASU.

Jessica gIVENS

Jessica is a Master's student in the Science & Technology Policy program in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. As a recent graduate from the Conservation Biology & Ecology degree program and founder of Nature at ASU, she is deeply passionate about improving the environmental movement through undergraduate education. By empowering her environmental  peers with the tools they need to be effective agents of change, she knows that the future of our natural ecosystems is bright.


Alison recently received her B.S. from Arizona State University in Conservation Biology and Ecology Program, and is continuing her education there in the Plant Biology and Conservation Master's Program. As part of her Master's program, Alison will be studying the population genetics of an endangered cactus species and aiding in the development of Citizen-Science protocols for the Tonto National Forest in partnership with The Desert Botanical Garden. Alison became actively involved with Nature shortly after it's birth and looks forward to being an advisor for her remaining time at ASU. 


Sarah earned her B.S. degree in Conservation Biology and M.Sc. in Biology and Society in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. During her master’s she also worked at ASU’s Center for Biodiversity Outcomes. Both her undergraduate and master’s thesis studied the environmental and health impacts of dietary protein choices made by consumers. Current research interests are broadly centered on environmental policy and societal perceptions of environmental issues. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.


Brittney Monus is a biology Master’s student in the School of Life Sciences researching how drought affects below-ground net primary production and soil microbial activity. She received her B.S. in Biogeosciences at ASU through the School of Earth and Space Exploration. She is new to Nature at ASU but is excited to connect SESE and SOLS students with one another. 


Morgan is a junior studying conservation biology and ecology. She hopes to pursue a career that will make a positive impact on the way people view the importance of nature and wildlife as a whole. She is also very interested in studying the behavioral ecology of primates. Outside of the classroom, Morgan works at Arizona Animal Welfare League as an animal care technician and an adoption counselor. She also enjoys many different out door activities like playing soccer, hiking, and going to the dog park! 


Chelsea is an undergraduate student at Arizona State University studying Conservation Biology and Ecology with a minor in Spanish. Her love for conservation biology began when she volunteered with the Phoenix Zoo for 3 years doing out reach, field work and attending scientific lectures for the Conservation Center at the Phoenix Zoo. Chelsea is interested in finding solutions to human-wildlife conflicts and is deeply passionate about elephant conservation efforts.