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Olivia Somhegyi

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Olivia Somhegyi graduated from the University of Oregon in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. During her undergraduate career, she developed a passion for climate science and conservation through her work as an undergraduate research assistant studying coastal wetlands. She further deepened her interest in conservation during her time in the Environmental Leadership Program, where she collaborated with team members to better understand the effects of climate change on the phenology of native prairie ecosystems. Upon graduating, Olivia interned with the Conservation Biology Institute, where she utilized her GIS skills and affirmed her passion for a career in conservation. While interning at the Mountain Studies Institute, Olivia had the opportunity to combine her interests in climate science and the outdoors, working on the Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) project in the San Juan Mountains. Most recently, Olivia worked in engineering as a surveyor, drafting technical land surveys. She is excited to utilize her drafting experience to enhance climate science communication and develop conservation strategies to better address environmental problems. At the Bren School, Olivia is specializing in Conservation Planning with a focus in Strategic Environmental Communication and Media.


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