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ESGP Student Association (ESGP-SA)

The Environmental Science Graduate Program - Student Association (ESGP-SA) organizes events for students, faculty and alumni to network and share ideas. These gatherings provide meaningful opportunities for ESGP peers to come together. The board (listed below)  is interested in hearing from faculty, students and alumni.

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The 2023 – 2024 ESGP-SA Officers

President:   Megan Jamison

Megan Jamison is a second-year Ph.D. student advised by Dr. John Lenhart in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering. She is from a small town in rural Michigan and graduated with her B.S. in Environmental Science and M.S. in Chemistry from Oakland University in 2019, and 2022 respectively. Her research focuses on the removal of micro and nanoplastics during drinking water treatment, and their potential impacts on human health. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her two cats and tortoise.

Vice President:   Katherine Bowman

Katherine Bowman is a PhD candidate advised by Dr. Laura Pomeroy in Environmental Health Sciences. She holds a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from University of Missouri and a Master’s in Public Health from Saint Louis University. Through her research, she aims to better understand how mosquito-borne viral diseases are transmitted to humans using disease modeling techniques. Originally from Illinois, she now calls Delaware, OH home, where she resides with her husband, their two dogs, Sam and Jax, and a wily cat named Furnando. 

Treasurer:  Adriana Dacres

Adriana Dacres is a third-year Ph.D. student from Jamaica being co-advised by Drs. Nicholas Basta and Matt Davies in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. She obtained her B.S. in Environmental Science from Claflin University (2019) and her M.S. in Environment and Natural Resources from Ohio State University (2021). Adriana’s current research focuses on the remediation of lead (Pb) contaminated soils and the influence of forest composition and management on soil carbon content. As an island girl, Adriana enjoys going to the beach, hiking, reading, and traveling. 

Secretary:  Marc Nolan

Marc Nolan is a second-year PhD student advised by Dr. Linda Weavers in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry with a specialization in Environmental Chemistry from Stony Brook University in New York. His research focuses on utilizing ultrasound as a means of contaminant treatment in water, specifically focusing on PFAS treatment. In his spare time, he likes to play disc golf, is a part of rec kickball and dodgeball teams, and loves to watch sports.

Social Chair:  Grace Amponsah

Grace Efua Amponsah is a first-year master's student from Ghana advised by Dr. Sam Ward in the Department of Entomology where she is part of his Landscape Ecosystem and Forest Entomology Laboratory.  She graduated with a licentiate degree in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource Management from EARTH University in Costa Rica. Her research efforts aim to optimize the timing of treatments to slow the spread of spongy moths. In her spare time, Grace enjoys kizomba dancing, language acquisition, cooking, and travel.