Brian “GIS Pro” Levo
Brian Levo is a second-year Master of Environmental Management student with a focus in terrestrial ecosystem and watershed management. He was raised in Raleigh, NC, and graduated in 2008 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following graduation he was employed as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician for a consulting company based in Columbia, MD. He is currently employed with the Environmental Protection Agency until the completion of his degree, upon which he hopes to continue serving in the public sector. He is eager to be working with his colleagues in exploring the connections between land management and water quality conservation.
Dave “Nitro Reducer” Cass
Dave is a 2nd year Master of Environmental Management and Master of Forestry student with interests in community-based environmental management, family forests, rural land use change, and outdoor recreation. He graduated from Allegheny College in 2007 and came to the Nicholas School most recently from an environmental consulting firm in Philadelphia. This past summer he worked as an intern with two local land trusts, Triangle Land Conservancy and Conservation Trust for North Carolina. He is very excited to be involved with this project as it combines his interests in forestry and land use change with a community and rural development focus.
Liz “Lumber Lover” Lott
Liz Lott is a second year Master of Environmental Management and Master of Forestry candidate with a focus on ecosystem science, conservation, urban ecosystems, urban green spaces, and environmental education. She graduated from Furman University with a degree in Biology and History in 2009. Directly following graduation, Liz came to the Nicholas School of the Environment to pursue these advance degrees from Duke. Liz has had the pleasure of working as a field technician for the USDA Forest Service and last summer worked with the Landtrust for Central North Carolina on sustainable forest management PR. She is excited to have the opportunity to work on a client-based project that combines her interest in forest management, conservation, and monitoring the impacts of land use change on local watersheds.
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