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Vaughn Shirey

Vaughn Shirey

Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Finland, 2017-18
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2019-2022
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2017-19

BS Environmental Science '17


Drexel faculty mentor:Jon Gelhaus

Vaughn Shirey graduate from Drexel with a B.S. in Environmental Science and minors in bioinformatics and sustainability in the built environment in 2017. At Drexel, Vaughn studied crane fly systematics with Dr. Jon Gelhaus and also worked under the mentorship of Steven Dilliplane at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Following graduation, Vaughn moved to Helsinki, Finland to work under Dr. Pedro Cardoso on a Fulbright Study/Research grant. There he investigated data bias in biodiversity databases. Currently, Vaughn is a PhD student under the mentorship of Dr. Leslie Ries at Georgetown University, studying Arctic butterfly ecology and evolution. He is a recipient of an National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Last updated: April 2019

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