William & Mary

Matching Grant for Environmental Program

Aubrey Miller '09

Reaching Enormous Potential

Aubrey Miller ’09 has worked the last three summers for the U.S. Forest Service in Leadville, Colorado, as a wilderness ranger and as half of a two-man trail crew. 

An Environmental Policy and International Relations double major, he’s pursuing an Honors research thesis examining the role of the U.S. Forest Service in managing ecosystems as the effects of climate change threaten ecosystem services and functions.

After graduation he plans to return to the mountains of Colorado and lead a trail crew and oversee volunteer projects. Then he will pursue a Ph.D. in environmental science or geography.

“My focus will be human-environment interactions and how dynamic that relationship is in the face of climate change. I’m interested in more effective translation and incorporation of hard science into policy prescription.”

Our most recent grant supporting the Environmental Science program comes with a matching requirement. We're seeking $1.6 million in private funding earmarked for the new postdoctoral program.