Welcome 2024-2025 Carson Scholars

April 22, 2024
The 2024-2025 Carson Scholar cohort including faculty and peer mentors

The 2024-2025 Carson Scholar cohort including faculty and peer mentors

New Carson Scholars

Pie Chart of Carson 2024-2025 Cohort Breakdown by College

The Carson Scholars Program has welcomed 15 new scholars to our 2024-2025 cohort! This cohort includes a diverse group of graduate students from all over the world representing a wide range of colleges and degree programs including:

  • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
    • Geography Ph.D
  • College of Science
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ph.D
    • Geosciences Ph.D
    • Atmopheric Science Ph.D
  • College of Public Health
    • Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D
    • Health Behavior & Health Promotion Ph.D
  • College of Fine Arts
    • Photography, Video, and Imaging MFA
  • College of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences
    • Environmental Science Ph.D
    • Natural Resources Ph.D
  • College of Engineering
    • Civil and Architectural Engineering Ph.D

Carson Peer and Faculty Mentors

We are also excited to welcome 2023-2024 scholars Kira Harris and Emily Waggoner as Carson Peer Mentors for the 2024-2025 academic year. Kira and Emily displayed commitment to the Carson Scholars Program, dedication to community outreach, and personal/professional growth throughout the last academic year, and we are excited for them to share their knowledge with the new cohort. 

Hea-Ream Lee from the English Department and Rachel Gallery from the School of Natural Resources and The Environment will be returning as Carson Faculty Mentors for the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholars will be working with their faculty mentors individually and in groups to improve their writing, public speaking, and other communication skills throughout the year.


Carson Scholars will be starting the academic year strong with an overnight retreat to the Biosphere 2. During the retreat, scholars will build community with one another through collaborative writing workshops, elevator speech preparation, and other communication based team building exercises. 

After the retreat, Carson Scholars will participate in activities such as monthly workshops featuring community experts in environmental communication, writing articles for Terrain.org with the support of mentors, and preparing for public talks. 

Toward the end of the Fall semester and into the Spring semester, we will see Carson Scholars present their research in public venues. Keep and eye on our website and the AIR Events Calendar for updates.

Support the Carson Scholars Program

The Carson Scholars Program is funded by the generosity of organizations and individuals who care about training students for successful futures in environmental communication. To learn more about donating to the Carson Scholars Program, please visit our Donor Website

For questions about the Carson Scholars Program, please reach out to Maia Schneider at maiaschneider@arizona.edu.


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences