BIG congrats to Mindy Clarke, a CEMML Program Manager and PhD Candidate in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE). She was named a CSU 2016-2017 International Presidential Fellow*!

Mindy in front of a tapestry in her office

CEMML is Mindy-proud, representing our department in this additional collaborative effort!

Mindy has lived and worked all over the globe for almost 30 years. The travel bug firmly got a hold of her in her teens when she worked as an environmental educator and SCUBA guide in Mexico. Her love of the international experience (and, let’s be honest, really spicy food) has led to enjoying the natural and cultural offerings of nearly 20 countries. Her fieldwork extends from Thailand to India, from Mexico to Nicaragua.

All things considered, she has followed her passion throughout her career. As a conservation grants manager for the Division of International Conservation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, she helped support terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and habitat conservation throughout the world. Recently, she returned from Indonesia after nearly two years of fieldwork conducted as a Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher and a Fellow through the American Institute for Indonesian Studies. No doubt about it – Mindy’s travels and work have allowed her to experience some of the most biological unique and diverse areas on the planet and interact with the people that care for those ecosystems.

The burning question that maybe you can help answer: Where will Mindy travel next?

* We will link to the website when the current page of fellows is created. Meantime, in case you want to know, the CSU International Presidential Fellows program was designed to introduce leading graduate students and visiting scholars to ongoing path-breaking research at CSU, to develop their leadership potential in the international sphere, and to help build bridges to other researchers across the entire CSU campus.