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Alumni Spotlight: Todd Bryan

When Dr. Todd Bryan, Senior Program Manager at CDR Associates in Boulder, takes his place at a mediation table, he does his best to help all stakeholders negotiate decisions that respect the needs of government agencies, local communities, companies and, last but not least, the natural environment.

Student Spotlight: Trish Koman

Trish’s field is air pollution policy research. She served as an environmental scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for over two decades, developing federal policy focused on air pollution and most recently diesel emissions from marine ports. She says, “I always wanted to prepare students to be the next wave of environmental leaders. I’m interested in researching aspects of air pollution and climate change that can make a difference in people’s every day lives - there are so many unanswered questions.”

Alumni Profile: Caren Deming

Caren Deming spent a significant amount of time in Rackham when she was a student and finds that 40 years later she’s still here often, albeit with much less writing to do. She has been frequenting the building most recently as a member of the Rackham Dean Search Committee. “It was an honor to be able to serve Rackham in this capacity. I’ve been on a lot of dean search committees over the years, but this is the most important one in terms of its lasting effect on graduate education. Getting Carol Fierke as the next Rackham dean was a real coup,” she says.