ESP Graduate Students Are Awarded Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Fellowships

Congratulations are in order!

Sarah Farinelli

Jessica Roberts

Sarah Farinelli and Jessica Roberts, have both been awarded Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Fellowships to pursue their dissertation research.

A feature story on Sarah and Jessica appeared in Mason News on May 21, 2019:

Sarah will be using remote technology to investigate the spatial distribution of African Manatees in Nigeria, while Jessica will focus her research on the behavioral management of captive parrots before they are reintroduced into the wild in Brazil.

Sarah and Jessica are both PhD students in the Environmental Science and Policy Department, and both are advised by Dr. David Luther, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology.

Important Dates for Students

FALL 2019 Semester

First day of classes: Aug 26

Labor Day (University Closed): Sep 2

Fall Break (Mon classes/labs meet Tues and Tues classes do not meet this week): Oct 14

Thanksgiving recess (No Classes): Nov 27 – Dec 1

Last day of classes: Dec 7

Reading Day(s): Dec 9 – 10

Final Exam Period: Dec 11 – 18

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