Trainee Success Stories: 2014 Graduates

A number of University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) trainees from a variety of departments were graduated in 2014!

Nine UA SRP trainees received doctoral degrees: Fei Zhao (mentor Walt Klimecki), who is now training as a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University; Candice Morrison and Juliana Araujo (mentor Mark Brusseau); Gouri Prabhakar (mentor Armin Sorooshian), who is now training as a post-doctoral scholar at University of California, Davis; Michael Stovern (mentor Eric Betterton); Sahar Fathordoobadi (mentor Wendell Ela); Binod Chaudhary (mentor James Farrell), who is now training as a post-doctoral fellow at University of California, Riverside; Omar Felix (mentor Eduardo Sáez), who is now working for a mining consulting company; and Lucia Rodriguez-Freire (mentor Jim Field), who is now a post-doctoral Research Associate in the Material Science and Engineering Department here at the UA.

Three trainees received master’s degrees: Nazune Menka (mentor Jon Chorover); Patricia Gonzales (mentors Eduardo Sáez and Wendell Ela), who is now pursuing a PhD at Stanford; and Yoshira Ornelas (mentor Paloma Beamer), who is remaining at UA as a doctoral student.

In addition, several members of the Metals Exposure Study in Homes project earned degrees: undergraduate researcher Ariana Munoz earned a B.A.; field technician Christina Brooks earned a Pharmacy Technician degree; and field technician Rose Eitemiller earned a B.A.

Please join us in congratulating these stellar students, and wishing them the best in their next endeavors!