GREBE Officers


President: Christine Dumoulin

*Education: 
Christine is from upstate New York, not too far from the infamous Howe Caverns. She has a Bachelors degree in Physics from McGill University, and a Masters in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University. As a PhD student here at UTK, she studies conservation planning and theoretical ecology.

*Fun Fact: Christine is also a co-author on a medical device patent.


Vice President: Rachel Fovargue

*Education: Rachel complete her bachelor's at The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA). Double majoring in Biology and Chemistry, she researched ecotoxicology of mercury in song birds, meta-population dynamics and natural resource damage assessments. She spent the next two years interning with USFWS at the National Conservation Training Center and with the non-profit Call of the Sea as an ecology teacher. She's now pursuing a PhD here at UTK in conservation planning. 

*Fun Fact: In her spare time, Rachel's learning to throw clay pots.


Secretary: Cassie Dresser
*Education: Cassie's hometown is Ovid, NY (Finger Lakes Area). She earned her Bachelors in Biology at Hatrwick College, a small liberal arts school in Oneonta, NY. She continued on to earn her Masters in Conservation Biology at Central Michigan University. Currently, Cassie is a second year PhD student in Dr. Ben Fitzpatrick's lab at UTK studying conservation genetics of bog turtles and biology education.

*Fun Fact: Cassie was a dual-sport athlete in college (basketball and volleyball). Despite two ACL tears she went on to play club volleyball and basketball in graduate school and now plays pick-up at UTK.


Treasurer: Brian Looney

*Education: Brian grew up in the Nashville area and attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana where he received a B.A. in English. After teaching English in Japan for two years he became interested in global distributions with a particular focus on mushroom-forming fungi. He is now pursuing a PhD looking at the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of a diverse group of ectomycorrhizal fungi, Russula.

*Fun Fact: As a distraction from collecting mushrooms, Brian enjoys scuba diving. Coral reefs are like the forests of the ocean.

Past GREBE Officers:

2013-2014
President: Riley Bernard
Vice President: Katie Massana
Secretary: Christine Dumoulin
Treasurer: Joe Hughes

2012-2013
President: Sara Kuebbing
Vice President: Riley Bernard
Secretary: Lacy Chick
Treasurer: Sharon Clemmensen

2011-2012
President: Katie Stuble
Vice President: Mariano Rodriguez-Cabal
Secretary: Lacy Chick
Treasurer: Sara Kuebbing

2010-2011
President: Mariano Rodriguez-Cabal
Vice President: Katie Stuble
Secretary: Romina Dimarco
Treasurer: Sara Kuebbing

2009-2010
President: Matt Niemiller
Vice President: Graham Reynolds
Secretary: Audra Galasso
Treasurer: Premal Shah

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