RWC Students

Nikesa Aubertin (She/Her)

MS Student, School of the Environment (Pullman)

Research interests: Water policy, Tribal energy resources

Advisor: Allyson Beall King

Jacob Bernal (He/Him)

MS Student, School of the Environment (Pullman)

Research interests: Wildfire impacts on surface water quality, water governance

Advisor: Julie Padowski

Nathan Enos (He/Him)

MS Student, School of the Environment (Pullman)

Research interests: Collaborative governance and alternatives to water policy, focusing on community driven action

Advisor: Kara Whitman

Seth Flanders

Ph.D. Student, School of the Environment (Spokane) 

Research interests: Water resources management, erosion reduction, ecological drone uses 

Advisor: Alex Fremier

Sierra Forler 

Ph.D. Student, School of Biological Sciences (Pullman) 

Research interests: Environmental toxicology, PFAS 

Advisor: Erica Crespi

McKenzie Frazier 

MS Student, School of the Environment (Vancouver)  

Research interests: Microzooplankton Grazing Dynamics in Dam-Managed Waters

Advisor: Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens

Kinsey Freeman

Ph.D. Student, School of the Environment (Pullman)

Research interests: Water governance, policy, nonpoint source pollution, climate change

Advisor: Julie Padowski

Madison Honig (She/Her)

Ph.D. Student, Anthropology (Pullman)

Research interests: Reproductive ecology and drinking water quality

Advisor: Aaron Blackwell

Julianna Hoza

Ph.D. Student, School of Biological Sciences (Vancouver)

Research interests: Biotic responses to beaver-related restoration, amphibian facilitation by beavers across climate gradients

Advisor: Jonah Piovia-Scott

Evan Leacox (He/Him)

Ph.D. Student, Anthropology (Pullman)

Research interests: Cultural transmission of climate change adaptive behaviors

Advisor: Anne Pisor

Alex Lopez

Ph.D. Student, School of Biological Sciences (Pullman)

Research interests: Thermal tolerance in Chinook salmon populations of the Columbia Basin

Advisors: Patrick Carter and Michael Phelps

Nate Neal

MS Student, School of the Environment (Vancouver)

Research interests: Ecological associations of native and invasive freshwater bivalves in the Columbia River Basin

Advisor: Stephen Bollens

Erin Poor 

MS Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Pullman) 

Research interests: Watershed modeling and nutrient transport 

Advisor: Jan Boll

Cassie Rueda (She/Her)

Ph.D. Student, Sociology (Pullman)

Research interests: Characteristics of indigenous food sovereignty movements among Columbia River Basin tribes

 Advisor: Dylan Bugden

Hailey Smith

Ph.D. Student, School of the Environment (Pullman)

Research interests: Impact of climate change on future river temperatures, targeted riparian restoration strategies

Advisor: Julie Padowski

Jordan Thompson

Ph.D. Student, Anthropology (Pullman)

Research interests: Lithic technology, geochemical analysis, and geoarcheology

Advisors: Rachel Horowitz and John Blong