Fellow Tackles Global Issues

Natalie Von Tress was named as a 2020 Global Change Fellow with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center. Ph.D. student Lise Montefiore was a 2019 fellow. Von Tress is a master’s student advised by assistant professor Natalie Nelson.

“I’m very much looking forward to being a part of the Global Change Fellows program,” Natalie notes. “As a fellow, I will get to participate in presentations and professional development activities, allowing me to learn more about how to communicate and address different facets of climate change.”

The Global Fellows Program is designed to train the next generation of global change scientists by providing financial, scientific, and professional development support for graduate students interested in multi-disciplinary research. Fellows come together across disciplines to discover, collaborate, and share their knowledge with diverse stakeholders.

“More than anything, I am looking forward to learning from other fellows and seeing how they seek to address global change through their research,” Natalie says. “I love how the program encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.”

She hopes the program will assist in her graduate work by connecting her with other graduate students and providing training to communicate global change to a wide variety of audiences.