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Success Stories

Heather Chamberlain-Irwin Wins NSF and Wenner-Gren Awards

Heather Chamberlain-Irwin, a doctoral student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program, has received both a National Science Foundation's Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award and a Wenner-Gren Fieldwork Award. Funding from the awards will help Heather conduct ancient DNA research in a specialized laboratory in Vienna, Austria and collaborate with Peruvian institutions. Heather worked with the CCE to prepare and polish her applications:

I would personally like to thank Kristin for her assistance in understanding the criteria for the applications. I work with CCE staff often to continually improve my writing, but what was unique about Kristin was that she went above and beyond by also supplying words of wisdom and encouragement."  Read More