45 URI students named Coastal Fellows

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Will conduct environmental research this summer, fall

KINGSTON, R.I. July 3, 2007 – Forty-five students at the University of Rhode Island will spend the next seven months conducting a wide array of environmental research and outreach after being selected for the URI Coastal Fellows Program.

Now in its twelfth year, the Coastal Fellows Program teams students with URI faculty and research staff to study an environmental topic of their choice. While gaining the skills that will ensure their future success, students build the confidence needed to perform on the job before they enter the job market.

“The Coastal Fellows Program serves as a bridge between classroom learning and applied research,” explained program coordinator Tara Watson. “It’s a unique program that gives students the opportunity to involve themselves in addressing current environmental problems.”

Coastal Fellows are selected through a competitive application process. The 2007 Coastal Fellows are (name, hometown):

Sandra Giovannini, Columbia, CT

Holly Krohn, Mansfield, CT

Rachel Gately, Somers, CT

Bernard Demeo, Milford, MA

Nathaniel Lichtin, Newton, MA

Nathaniel Coolidge, Somerset, MA

Bryan Watkin, Westminster, MA

Rebecca Allen, Winthrop, MA

Emily Field, Yarmouth, ME

Linnea Rowse, Burnsville, MN

Hannah Williams, Hancock, NH

Virginia Lai, Nashua, NH

Mitchell Doctor, Staten Island, NY

Tiffany Heywood, Carolina, RI

Marissa Kelly, Coventry, RI

Lauren Killea, Coventry, RI

Beth McArdle, Coventry, RI

Sally Paul, Coventry, RI

Ashley Stoehr, Cranston, RI

Kerri Barton, Cumberland, RI

Peter Collins, East Greenwich, RI

Kristen Morito, Manville, RI

Jessie Dyer, North Kingstown, RI

Kelly Pennoyer, North Kingstown, RI

Danielle Richards, North Kingstown, RI

Megan Shearer, North Kingstown, RI

Colin Millar, North Providence, RI

Elizabeth Hansel, Pascoag, RI

Sara Schroeder, Portsmouth, RI

Bradford LeFoley, Saunderstown, RI

Dustin Saccoccio, Scituate, RI

Kathryn Proulx, Tiverton, RI

Aquila Ayala-May, Wakefield, RI

Lisa Connor, Wakefield, RI

Angela Wilson, Wakefield, RI

Michael Zompa, Warren, RI

John Ventura, Warwick, RI

Haley Winsor, West Greenwich, RI

Sarah Shihadeh, West Warwick, RI

Neil Greene, Westerly, RI

Joanna Panosky, Westerly, RI

Alison Traver, Westerly, RI

Emily Wilson, Wyoming, RI

Monique LaFrance, Warwick, RI

Catherine Donahue, Nashville, TN