UM BRIDGES Student Takes Top Honor at GradCon

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From 74 submissions across all the disciplines and 33 within the judging category of Social Sciences and Humanities Oral Presentations, Lindsey Ellett, one of SoCon’s and UM BRIDGES graduate students, was voted “Best of GradCon in Oral Presentations in Humanities and Social Sciences”. Lindsey's presentation is titled“Coordination of Transboundary Marine Protected Areas in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape.” Lindsey is part of the International Conservation and Development Program as well as the UM BRIDGES Program. 

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Lindsey Ellett is an M.S. student studying Resource Conservation, with a concentration in international conservation and development, within the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation. She is also a Food-Energy-Water Nexus BRIDGES trainee. Lindsey holds an Honors B.S. in Biology, with a concentration in marine biology, from Oregon State University. Her undergraduate thesis work and post-graduation internship experiences focused on whale and dolphin research and conservation, leading to field work experiences in the waters off of Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Australia. Currently, her thesis research focuses on studying transboundary marine conservation coordination within the Sulu-Sulawesi seascape, a biodiversity hotspot located between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Future career goals include working internationally to aid in endangered species conservation, protected area management, and diverse stakeholder collaboration. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends (and all their pets).