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Julian Marshall
Bridge Post-doctoral Fellow 2005 - 2006

Julian was a Bridge Postdoctoral Fellow during 2005-06, and the biggest wanna-be Canadian the program has seen. While at UBC, he worked with Professor Michael Brauer on the Border Air Quality Study (BAQS), an epidemiological investigation of air pollution in Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle. He is currently an Associate Professor in Civil, Environment, and Geo-Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His main research focus is population exposure to air pollution, especially transportation emissions. He also works in sustainability, energy and development, and air quality impacts of urban planning.

Elizabeth Matovinovic
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2002 - 2004

After completing required Bridge courses, Elizabeth did her internship placement at the University of California, Berkeley with the Fresno Asthmatic Children's Environmental Health Study (FACES), funded by the California Air Resources Board. Elizabeth is currently pursuing her PhD research in Australia.

Eric Mazzi
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2003 - 2009

Eric is an Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Technology. He has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering, and completed his Ph.D. in Resources & Environment. His interests include both technology and policy aspects of energy systems, particularly for transportation, heavy industry, and electric power generation.

Karen McCaig
Bridge Masters Fellow 2002 - 2006

Karen was a fellow in our inaugural class. After successfully defending her Master's thesis on environmental assessment in the mining industry, Karen graduated from the School Environmental Health in the spring of 2006. She is currently a senior consultant at AMEC Foster Wheeler.

Andrea Miskelly
Bridge Masters Fellow 2006 - 2009

Andrea completed her MASc in Environmental Engineering in spring 2009. She is currently working as an Environmental Protection Officer with the Ministry of Environment on Vancouver Island. Her focus remains on industrial waste management and she now works closely with companies discharging to the air and water to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

Margaret Morales
Bridge Masters Fellow 2010-2012

Margaret completed her Masters degree in September 2012.  She worked for two years as a documentary filmmaker before coming to UBC. Her projects ranged from short videos on aquaculture in the Peruvian Amazon to a full-length documentary telling the stories of undocumented Guatemalan immigrants to the United States. Her goals as a Master's student were to learn to combine visual storytelling with creative and powerful ways of addressing environmental issues from a community-based perspective. Margaret is currently a research associate at the Sightline Institute in North Carolina.

Carol Odell
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2004 - 2010

Carol is currently working as a senior manager for Monkey Forest Consulting and leads the company’s human-resources practice from her home base in Lima, Peru.

Sarah Partanen
Bridge Masters Fellow 2012 - 2015

Sarah graduated with a Masters of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from UBC in the spring of 2015. She has been working at Metro Vancouver in their Engineer in Training program since early 2015, and is gaining experience with all aspects of the regions water and wastewater utilities.

Conor Reynolds
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2005-2010

Conor Reynolds received an interdisciplinary PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies in 2010. His research examined health- and climate-relevant emissions from vehicles in India. He holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, also from UBC. Since 2011 he has been part of the Air Quality & Climate Change division at Metro Vancouver, the regional government that delivers services, policy and political leadership on behalf of 23 local authorities.

Conor is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. He is interested in interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on the environmental and human health impacts of energy use in society; active transportation; and innovative energy technologies.

Conor's publications can be viewed in Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=FLBQhg4AAAAJ&hl=en

David Roth
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2007-2016

David Roth is an epidemiologist with Clinical Prevention Services at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. His primary focus is on developing novel surveillance methods for tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

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