Congratulations to 1st year Ph.D student Rebecca Brunner, the first place winner of the 2016 Distinguished Fellows Video Contest.
Rebecca researches strategies that aim to benefit both biodiversity and the livelihoods of local people. Originally from a small cornfield town in Illinois, she has lived and worked in many jungles around the world, including Peru, the Philippines, and Madagascar. She currently researches the nexus of ecosystem services and conservation, as well as synergies between biodiversity and human health.
As the recipient of the Hellman Graduate Award, Rebecca received a reserach travel grant in the amount of $1, 500.
Visit the Graduate Division website for more information on the contest and to view other contest submissions and winners.