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UMass Dartmouth- Campus Welcomes Eight Student Fulbrights

This academic year UMass Dartmouth has eight Student Fulbrights from the countries of Brazil, Spain, Romania, Germany,Dominica, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. While the majority of students are studying Marine Science & Technology, other areas of studies include Business Administration, and Fibers. More...

INCOMING, FALL 2008:
Camille David hails from the Caribbean island of Dominica.  After receiving his B.S. with honors in Agricultural Science from the University of the West Indies, he attended Middlesex (UK) University, where he earned a number of academic honors, including the Chevening Scholar Award and the Campus Olympus Prize. Since completing his Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Management, Camille has taught Environmental and Biological Sciences at Dominica State College. He is now a Fulbright Scholar, pursing his Ph.D. in Coastal Systems under the advisorship of SMAST Prof. Brian Howes.  Camille's professional objective is "to strengthen the overall capacity of coastal hazard management systems in small island developing states."

Angela Mosquera Gimenez received both her bachelor's (in Marine Sciences) and master's (in Applied Physics) degrees from the University of Vigo (Spain), with a portion of her master's research conducted in remote sensing, image processing and applications at the University of Dundee.  Since 2003, she has presented to or co-authored presentations for scientific meetings in Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, and South Africa.  Her work has applied remote sensing techniques to the study of harmful marine phytoplankton, hydrocarbon pollutants, and fisheries. Angela embarks this semester on a M.S. program at SMAST, advised by Prof. Frank Muller-Karger.


ALREADY ENROLLED:
Filipe Alvarenga Fernandes, a Brazilian Fulbright Scholar, began his Ph.D. program at SMAST with Prof. Avijit Gangopadhyay in September 2007.  Filipe majored in oceanography as an undergraduate at the University of Rio Grande.  In the course of his undergraduate program, he gained experience with numerical modeling in a training program with the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency.  Filipe received his master's degree in June 2007 from the University of Sao Paulo, where he developed velocity-based models for the Brazil Current system.  

Enrique Montes-Herrera took his Licentiate in Biology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, in 1998, and subsequently worked as a research assistant on a number of environmental consulting, nature conservancy and laboratory research projects.  He is co-author of several articles in Spanish-language journals of limnology and experimental biology.  He was awarded the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the fall 2007 meeting of the American Geophysical Union.  Enrique is currently pursuing his Ph.D. with Prof. Frank Muller-Karger, assessing biogenic fluxes within the euphotic zone of the Cariaco Basin and their connections to regional patterns of primary production using satellite imagery.  

Lucia Rueda Ramirez graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Malaga (Spain) in 2003, with stints as an exchange student at the University of Salford (Manchester, UK) and at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). After graduation, she spent much of the subsequent four years at sea in a variety of research, management, and conservation projects involving sea turtles and cetaceans.  Lucia arrived at SMAST in September 2007 on a Fulbright scholarship to undertake a master's program in Living Marine Resources Science and Management with Professor Steven Cadrin of the Department of Fisheries Oceanography.  She is interested in fisheries, marine management, and policy.

10/17/08