Spring 2019 Awards

Each year, our students, faculty and staff win regional, national, and international awards. Please join us in congratulating the latest group of award winners.

Students

Degree track and faculty advisers in parenthesis

Martini Arostegui (PhD, Quinn) received the International Woman’s Fishing Association Scholarship Trust Award.

Martini Arostegui
Martini Arostegui

Catherine Austin (MS, Quinn), Katherine McElroy (PhD, Hilborn/Quinn), Sean Rohan (PhD, Essington), and Yaamini Venkataraman (PhD, Roberts) jointly received the Outstanding Commitment to Diversity Award from the College of the Environment for designing, creating and leading a new graduate-level seminar “Outreach in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences to Diverse Audiences.”

Bailey Gilbert (BS) obtained the best poster award for her poster “Distribution of Beached Pinnipeds Along the Western Coast of the United States Using Effort-Based Surveys” from the Northwest Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy.

Kayla Bivens (BS) netted the EpicPromise Employee Foundation Scholarship from Vail Resorts.

Rachel Fricke (BS) was the undergraduate Dean’s Medalist. She also was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship.

Rachel Fricke
Rachel Fricke
Rachel Fricke

Marta Gomez-Buckley (PhD, Tornabene) netted a Seattle Rho Scholarship.

Daniel Hernandez (PhD, Naish) was the College of the Environment Graduate Dean’s Medalist. He also received a fellowship from the University of Michigan Environmental Fellows Program and a Bonderman Travel Fellowship.

Alexandra Lincoln (MS, Quinn) received the Best Student Paper for her presentation “Managing salmon for wildlife: do fisheries limit salmon consumption by bears in small streams?” from the Washington – British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Jessica Lindsay (MS, Laidre) obtained a Graduate Student Research Award from the North Pacific Research Board. She also received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Jessica Lindsay
Jessica Lindsay

Michaela Lowe (MS, Schindler) received the C. Jeff Cederholm Scholarship from the Washington – British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Samuel May (PhD, Naish) won the award for Best PhD Student Oral Presentation for his talk “Investigating Fine-Scale Homing in Space and Time” at the 2019 Alaska Marine Science Symposium.

Samuel May
Samuel May

Hyejoo Ro (BS), Rachel Fricke (BS), Alexandra Lincoln (MS, Quinn), and Martini Arostegui (PhD, Quinn) were given SAFS Faculty Merit Awards for 2019. This award recognizes outstanding efforts by students who have achieved high scholastic standing in the program.

Sean Rohan (PhD, Essington) received the award for Best MS Student Oral Presentation for his talk “Monitoring the subsurface optical environment of the eastern Bering Sea” at the 2019 Alaska Marine Science Symposium.

Laura Spencer (MS, Roberts) was an invited speaker and the winner of the Student Spotlight Competition at the Aquaculture 2019 conference.

Yaamini Venkataraman (PhD, Roberts) was included in the Husky 100, which recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their time at the UW.

Yaamini Venkataraman
Yaamini Venkataraman

Staff, postdocs, and faculty

José Guzmán received the College of the Environment Outstanding Teaching Award and the UW Distinguished Teaching Award.

José Guzmán
José Guzmán

Samantha Scherer was the April 2019 UW Association of Professional Advisers and Counselors Adviser of the Month.

Samantha Scherer
Samantha Scherer

Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño was an award winner at the 2018-19 Latinx Faculty Recognition event.

Jaqueline Padilla-Gamino holding her award
Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño

 

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