Meet A Student


Rachel McMahan

Rachel McMahan
Class of 2016

Rachel's Carolina experience has included studying sustainability in Europe and being involved with a student environmental group on campus. She is pursuing a dual degree in environmental studies and in mass communications. Read more about her UNC experience

Research Spotlight


Diego Riveros-Iregui
Diego Riveros-Iregui, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Diego is a hydrologist whose research focuses on the cycling of nutrients in watersheds. Learn more about the work of his Carbonshed lab. Diego is also one of faculty leaders of the UNC Climate Change Scientist Group, which brings faculty and students together across campus to collaborate on climate change research.

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.