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Integrative Biology Alumni

Name Year Semester Degree Major Professor Employment Information Since Graduation
Aljohani, Kamal   2019 Fall Ph.D. Crisman/ Mushinsky Saudi Arabia
Gluvna Munn, Jamie  2019 Fall Ph.D. Prevost/ Fox Adjunct Instructor for Department of Integrative Biology
Leonard, Juliana   2019   Fall   Ph.D.   Scott   Vienna  
Nguyen, Karena   2019   Fall  Ph.D.   Prevost/ Fox   Emory University 
Anderson, Bert  2019   Summer   MS Lewis  
Flock, Travis  2019   Summer   MS  Kramer/ Lajeunesse   Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Keeley, Ryan  2019   Summer   MS  Scott   
Mangum, Samantha   2019 Summer  MS   Fox/ Bell  Adjunct Instructor for Department of Integrative Biology 
O'Donnell, Mary Kate   2019  Summer  Ph.D.  Deban  Post Doctoral Research, Brown University  
Surbaugh, Kerri   2019  Summer MS  Rohr  
Wright, Samuel   2019  Summer   MS  Fox/ McCoy  
Carter, Kelli  2019  Spring  Ph.D.  Prevost   Adjunct Instructor for Department of Integrative Biology
Ogburn, Nicholas  2019  Spring  MS  Lajeunesse   
Senkbeil, Jacob  2018  Fall  MS   Harwood Ph.D. program at the University of Brasilia, Brazil
Sauer, Erin  2018  Fall  Ph.D.  Rohr  University of Wisconsin
Hoffman, S. Michelle  2018  Fall  MS  Crisman  
Richardson, Jason  2018  Summer  Ph.D.   Stiling Statistician with Coca-Cola Beverages, Tampa, Florida
Grogan, Shannon   2018 Summer  MS   Fox  
Williams, Lauren  2018  Spring  MS  Crisman  University of Tampa, FL
Voors, Sandra  2018   Spring MS  Lewis/ Richards    Environmental Analyst, SFWMD Orlando.
Ortega, C. Nicole  2018  Spring  Ph.D.  Rohr   SWFWMD (Southwest Florida Water Management District)
Garcia, Sara  2018  Spring  MS   Gemmell Florida Institute of Oceanography
Young, Suzanne   2017 Fall  Ph.D.   Harwood  
Langanke, Kristin  2017  Fall  MS   Richards  
Lobos,
Aldo
2017 Fall MS Harwood Ph.D. student, USF in Integrative Biology, Harwood lab
Kilvitis,
Holly
2017 Fall Ph.D. Martin  
Easterling,
Charlotte

2017 Summer Ph.D. Deban Assistant Professor, Department of Science, Northwest University WA
Robertson,
Marta
2017 Summer Ph.D. Richards Postdoctoral Fellow with Etienne Bucher, Research Institute for Horticulture 
Olberding,
Jeffrey
2017  Summer Ph.D. Deban Postdoctoral Research, University of California, Irvine
Feichtinger,
Erin
 2017  Summer  Ph.D.  Fox  
Cheatham,
Carolyn
 2017 Summer  MS Fox   Environmental Specialist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Brown,
Aaron
2017 Summer Ph.D. Crisman  
Windsor,
Rebecca
2017

Spring 

MS  Fox Technician, Archbold Biological Station
Hudson,
Derrick
 2017 Spring   MS  Bell  
Gowacki
William
2017  Spring  MS  Bell Applying to Ph.D. programs
Demko,
Jacqueline
2017   Spring MS  Crisman  Teacher, Tampa, FL
Romero,
Margaurete



2016 Fall MS Prevost PhD student in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Program at University of Tennessee- Knoxville
Kiskaddon,
Erin


2016 Fall MS Bell Associate Scientist, Ecosystem Management group, Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton Rouge
Haggerty,
Christopher
2016 Fall Ph.D. Crisman  
Cohen,
Jeremy
2016 Fall Ph.D. Rohr Postdoctoral reseacher, Wisconsin
Alvarez,
Mariano


2016 Summer Ph.D. Richards Postdoctoral Fellow with Kathleen Donohue, Duke University
Brown,
Terry Rene
2016 Summer Ph.D. Scott Natural Resources Manager with Pasco County Government
Thurman,
Paul
2016 Spring Ph.D. Crisman  
Hesterberg,
Stephen
2016 Spring M.S. Bell Ph.D. student at USF in Integrative Biology, Bell lab
Foust,
Christy

2015 Fall Ph.D.

Richards/ Harwood

Teaching High School, Hillsborough County Public Schools
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Dr. Kamal M. Aljohani earned his PhD in 2019 with Professor Tom Crisman and Professor emeritus Henry Mushinsky studying the biota and chemistry of springs of the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Oman and Jordan). Kamal received his BS in Marine Ecology at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2009, and a Masters at USF in 2014.

Kamal is now a Marine Scientist Advisor at Petro Rabigh in Saudi Arabia.

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Bert Anderson received his M.S. in Biology in 2019 with Assoc professor David Lewis studying the distribution and biogeochemistry of Intertidal microbial mats. Bert received his BS in Biology in 2012 at University of Tampa in Tampa, FL.

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Dr. M. Teresa Boquete was a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher from 2016-19 with Assoc professor Christina Richards and Professor Carlos Herrera (Estación Biológica de Doñana- CSIC, Spain) studying genomics of response to heavy metal pollution in bryophytes. Teresa received her BS in 2008 and her PhD in 2015 from University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Teresa is now a postdoctoral researcher at Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Spain.

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Dr. Kelli Carter earned her PhD in 2019 with Assoc professor Luanna Prevost studying student conceptual understanding of structure and function. Kelli received her BS in Biology in 1990 at University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL and her MS in Zoology in 1996 at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Kelli is now an Adjunct Instructor for USF Integrative Biology.

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Travis Flock received his M.S. in Biology in 2019 with Assis professor Drew Kramer and Assoc professor Marc Lajeunesse studying trait-mediated interactions and indirect effects in predator-prey dynamics. Travis received his BA in Biology in 2016 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.

Travis is now an Environmental Manager for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

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Dr. Jamie Gluvna Munn earned her PhD in 2019 with Professor emeritus Gordon Fox and Assoc professor Luanna Prevost studying dendrochronology in Longleaf Pine. Jamie received her BS in Biology in 2009 at Gannon University in Erie, PA.

Jamie is now an Adjunct Instructor for USF Integrative Biology.

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Ryan Keeley received his M.S. in Biology in 2019 with Professor KT Scott studying nitrogen metabolism in municipal wastewater treatment. Ryan received his BA in Microbiology in 2014 at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Ryan is now a Quality System Manager at BayCare Central Pharmacy in Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Juliana Leonard earned her PhD in 2019 with Professor KT Scott studying adaptations of sulfur oxidizing Gammaproteobacterial symbionts. Juliana received her BS in Marine Science and a concentration in marine biology at University of Delaware.

Juliana is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Marine Biology department at the University of Vienna, Austria.

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Samantha Mangum received her M.S. in Biology in 2019 with Professor emeritus Gordon Fox and Professor Susan Bell studying how researchers quantify flowering phenology. Samantha received her BS in Environmental Biology, Minor in Chemistry in 2016 at Christopher University in Newport News, VA.

Samantha is now a Laboratory Supervisor at Boston University in Boston, MA.

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Dr. Karena Nguyen earned her PhD in 2019 with Professor Jody Harwood and Professor Jason Rohr studying disease ecology of Schistosoma species. Karena received her BS in ecology and evolution and a minor in public health from Saint Louis University.

Karena is now a postdoctoral researcher at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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Dr. Mary Kate O'Donnell earned her PhD in 2019 with Associate professor Stephan Deban studying the biomechanics and functional morphology of climbing in salamanders. Mary Kate received her BS in Biology and English in 2011 at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

Mary Kate is now a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University in Providence, RI.

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Nicholas Ogburn received his M.S. in Biology in 2019 with Assoc professor Marc Lajeunesse studying genome size and host specialization in parasites. Nicholas received his BS in Biology in 2012 from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Nicholas is now a private tutor and Student Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, Florida.

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Kerri Surbaugh received her M.S. in Biology in 2019 with Professor Jason Rohr studying parasitic nematodes of Cuban treefrogs. Kerri received her BS in Biomedical Sciences and Minor in Biomedical Physics in 2015 at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Kerri is now a Senior Biological Scientist in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, USF in Tampa, FL.

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Samuel Wright received his M.S. in Biology in 2019 with Professor emeritus Gordon Fox and Professor Earl McCoy studying conservation and restoration of the endangered Jacquemontia reclinata (Convolvulaceae). Samuel received his BS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and minor in Zoology in 1999 at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Samuel is an ecological consultant in Sarasota, FL.