Jamie Sydoriak '11, a Plymouth State University graduate student studying grassland bird communities, has been awarded the Joe and Gail White Fellowship for 2012-13. The White Fellowship was created by two Plymouth State graduates who care deeply about protecting New Hampshire's natural resources. Sydoriak received a bachelor of science in Biology with a minor in Environmental Earth Science from Eastern, and has previous field experience working with bird ecology.
A student in the Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy program in PSU's Center for the Environment (CFE), Sydoriak will use the White Fellowship Award to assist her thesis research on grassland bird conservation. Her focus is in maintaining or improving privately-owned grasslands with the goal of stabilizing bird populations in those environments.