Water Institute Ambassadors work with Water Institute staff to build the Water Institute graduate student community by:
Gaby is a PhD student in the Department of Geography interested in the interactions and feedbacks of climate change, urbanization and other human influences on coastal processes and coastal hazards. Gabi was the graduate representative of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee in her department from 2021-2022, and in this role organized student-oriented events. She has experience in science communication, public outreach, and academic event planning.
Paul is a PhD student in Forest Resources and Conservation, working as a Graduate Research Assistant at UF Ecohydrology Lab. He’s also a Board Member of the Ichetucknee Alliance. His research centers around Florida’s springs and their changing ecological conditions. He’s skilled in stakeholder engagement, public education, and event planning, showcasing his commitment to ecological awareness and preservation.
In 2023 the Water Institute Ambassador Program will award two UF graduate students $2,500 per academic year, with one ambassador serving for a 1-year term and one serving for a 2-year term. Water Institute Ambassadors will also be provided complimentary attendance at the Biennial Water Institute Symposium.