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Claire Smoker with Chris Bacon, Iris Stewart-Frey and Leslie Gray

Claire Smoker with Chris Bacon, Iris Stewart-Frey and Leslie Gray

Claire Smoker

Environmental Studies, 2017

" I have taken a number of classes within the ESS department focused on agroecology, water resources, climate justice, environmental education and more.

I am currently working on a research project with Chris Bacon and Iris Stewart-Frey focused on food and water security in Nicaragua.  I traveled to Nicaragua in July of 2016 to help with community-based water monitoring and GIS mapping. This July, we will continue our research and distribute the survey we have prepared to households in Nicaragua. In April, Chris, Iris and I presented a poster at the Association of American Geographers conference titled "Assessing water resources for climate adaptation through community-based water monitoring in rural Nicaragua.” 

My favorite part of the ESS department is how insightful, inspiring and helpful all of the professors are both inside and outside the classroom. "

 

Photo: Claire with Chris Bacon, Iris Stewart-Frey, and Leslie Gray at the Association of American Geographers conference in Boston.