MSU Geography Ph.D. Candidate Receives COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award

March 15, 2022

Gabriela ShirkeyThe Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences offers congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Gabriela Shirkey on being awarded a 2022-23 Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Disciplinary Leadership Award. This award was created for individuals who demonstrate leadership in their respective disciplines at the local, state, regional, national, or international levels. This description certainly fits Gabriela. She juggles research topics at the intersection of ecosystem function, renewable energy, and socio-ecological systems. As a fellow of MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP) and the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Program, she aims to increase the understanding of how human activity impacts ecosystem processes in agricultural landscapes. Additionally, Gabriela organizes early career events for MSU’s Supporting Women in Geography Chapter (SWIG) as well as for FLUXNET, a global network of scientists interested in land-atmosphere interactions.

Well done, Gabriela! We are proud of you!