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


Limei Ran
Karl Castillo, Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences

Karl's research evaluates the impacts of rising seawater temperature and ocean acidification on coral organisms. He serves as a faculty mentor in the Increasing Diversity and Enhancing Academia (IDEA) program. Read more about Karl's work | Learn more about the IDEA program

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.