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Zoe Chafe ’02, PhD, MPH, occupation: Postdoc at Cornell, in Sustainability, HumBio area of study: Conservation Biology & Policy

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From chasing butterflies at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory with Carol Boggs, to experiencing the wonders of the Galapagos with Bill Durham, and watching for grizzlies as I interviewed Montanan land-owners for my thesis, HumBio helped me to understand the wonders of the natural world and the human influences that are shaping it. I constantly refer back to experiences I had at HumBio in my current work (on climate change, energy use in developing countries, and human health), and feel so lucky that I was able to start down a truly interdisciplinary path as an undergrad.