2019 Rising TIDES announcement

CERF 2019: Rising TIDES Conference Program

Supporting URM Students and Mentors!

CERF is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Rising TIDES (Toward an Inclusive, Diverse, and Enriched Society) Conference Program awards. Rising TIDES will jointly support underrepresented minority (URM) students and mentors to participate in the 25th Biennial CERF Conference in Mobile, Alabama, 3–7 November 2019. CERF received 40 applications from students based at institutions around the world. From these applications, 14 student/mentor pairs were selected:

  • Kailani Acosta, Ph.D. student, Columbia University. 
    • Mentor: Lori Sutter, University of Georgia
  • Kelcie Chiquillo, Ph.D. student, University of California, Los Angeles. 
    • Mentor: Tiara Moore, University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy
  • Nicholas Coleman, undergraduate senior, Coastal Carolina University. 
    • Mentor: William Ball, Johns Hopkins University and Chesapeake Research Consortium
  • Johanna Dieudonne, undergraduate junior, Georgia Southern University.
    • Mentor: John Carroll, Georgia Southern University
  • Emelie Foster, undergraduate senior, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
    • Mentor: Anna Armitage, Texas A&M University Galveston
  • Hannah Hayes, undergraduate senior, University of California Los Angeles.
    • Mentor: Julie Schram, University of Oregon
  • Alfonso Macias-Tapia, Ph.D. student, Old Dominion University.
    • Mentor: Xuan Chen, Salisbury University
  • Steven Manos, undergraduate sophomore, Portland Community College. 
    • Mentor: Julie Schram, University of Oregon
  • Kayla Martinez-Soto, master’s student, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
    • Mentor: David Johnson, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Cheryl Patel, master’s student, San Francisco State University.
    • Mentor: Chris Madden, South Florida Water Management District
  • Danielle Perry, Ph.D. student, University of Rhode Island.
    • Mentor: Cathleen Wigand, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Joseph Reustle, Ph.D. student, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi.
    • Mentor: Linda Bui, Louisiana State University
  • Sommer Starr, master’s student, University of Alabama.
    • Mentor: Corianne Tatariw, University of Alabama
  • Jennifer Zhu, Ph.D. student, The Graduate Center CUNY.
    • Mentor: J. Stephen Gosnell, The Graduate Center CUNY

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