Meet A Student


Samantha Tulenko

Samantha Tulenko
Class of 2015

Samantha is pursuing a Master's of Science in Public Health. She is currently working with Institute for the Environment staff on a public health outreach program related to fish consumption advisories. Read more about her UNC experience

Research Spotlight


Jordan Kern
Jordan Kern, Post-doctoral Research Associate

Jordan's work at the Institute focuses on the connection between water and energy. His latest research looks at the use of financial instruments to mitigate risk in the energy sector from weather and climate events. He will be discussing his research at the Energy and Environment Lunch on December 2. Read more about Jordan

The Institute for the Environment (IE) catalyzes and advances interdisciplinary environmental research to solve local to global challenges, educates the next generation of leaders committed to the health and stewardship of our planet, and informs and engages the public to enable environmental problem solving.

IE seeks solutions to critical environmental issues - including those related to water resources, public health, energy, climate change, air quality, land-use change, and biodiversity - to enable sustainable human communities and their coexistence with natural systems.