Earlier this week, three of Connecticut Alpha’s recent alumni celebrated a special achievement about an hour south of campus. Congratulations to Dylan Feldmeier, Mitch Manware, and Van Augur, who each earned graduate degrees from Yale University this past Monday!
Dylan Feldmeier, ’19, received his Master of Environmental Science. Later this summer, he is off to the University of Oxford, where has accepted a full scholarship and research grant for his Ph.D. from the United Kingdom’s Natural Environmental Research Council. There, he will continue his work on human-carnivore interactions in Africa. This upcoming research will focus on large carnivore movement patterns and hunting strategies in protected areas versus human dominated lands. Building from the themes of his Masters research, this project will take an interdisciplinary approach combining ecological tools such as GPS tracking collars with community knowledge and perceptions to further understand human-carnivore conflict and multi-carnivore interactions. Through this work, he hopes to develop conservation and coexistence strategies rooted in ecological theory and community engagement.
Mitch Manware, ’21, received his Master of Public Health. This July, he will be participating in the National Science Foundation’s IRES US-Korea AI-Simulation program. Hosted by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, this short fellowship program covers the theories, principles, and applications of artificial intelligence in data analysis research. Upon completing this fellowship, Mitch will be joining the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences as a Geospatial Analyst in Climate Change and Health.
Van Augur, ’20, received his Juris Doctor. He turns now to prepare for the bar exam and will be working as a judicial clerk for two of the U.S. Courts of Appeals over the next two years. In the meantime, he continues to work part-time as a compliance analyst for Raytheon Technologies.
While we know our newly-graduated Bulldogs will always be Huskies at heart, we couldn’t be more proud of our alumni!
Boola Boola & Go Huskies!