Corinne “Cordie” Diggins

Post Doctoral Fellow

Current Position: Dr. Cordie Diggins will start a post doctoral appointment in August 2016 with the USGS Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. She will be studying the federally endangered spruce-fir moss spider, as well as continuing work on the federally endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel.

VT Advisor: Dr. W. Mark Ford, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation


Jonathan Doubek

Post Doctoral Fellow

Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont

VT Advisor: Dr. Cayelan Carey, Biological Sciences


Heather Governor

Risk Assessor, EnSafe, Inc.

Current Position: Heather defended her Ph.D dissertation in December 2017. She is currently a Risk Assessor with EnSafe, Inc.

VT Advisors: Dr. Leigh-Anne Krometis and Dr. Cully Hession, Department of Biological Systems Engineering


Cathy Jachowski

Assistant Professor

Current Position: In August 2016, Dr. Cathy Jachowski will join the faculty in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University.

VT Advisor: Dr. William Hopkins, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Anthony J. Timpano, Research Associate, Water Resources Research Center

Tony Timpano

Post Doctoral Fellow

Current Position: Tony defended his Ph.D dissertation in August 2017. He is currently a post-doctoral associate at the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.

VT Advisors: Dr. Stephen Schoenholtz, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, and Dr. Carl Zipper, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences


Laura Schoenle

Post Doctoral Fellow

Current Position: Laura defended her Ph.D dissertation in May of 2017 and will be starting a post-doctoral position in August. She will be based at Hamilton College and co-supervised by Dr. Cynthia Downs and Dr. Lynn (Marty) Martin (University of South Florida). Their NSF-funded project investigates how immune function scales with body size in mammals.

VT Advisor: Dr. Ignacio Moore, Department of Biological Sciences