Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation
Main content start
Ph.D. Student

Leona Neftaliem

Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Autumn 2022
Leona is interested in exploring local carbon budgets and air quality along rural-urban population gradients and economic gradients, developing new, comprehensive lenses into biogeochemistry using a socio-ecological framework. Additionally, she aims to understand community perceptions of/responses to climate change to identify emission risk tolerance and consequences of climate burdens. She is a Knight-Hennessy scholar, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and a Dean's Graduate scholar.


B.S., George Washington University, Biology with honors, minor in Sustainability (2021)