Jenna for webJenna Jambeck, PhD
Regents Professor, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering



Jennifer Mathis, PhD Student (2020 – )
Taylor Maddalene, PhD Student (2021 – ), Circularity Assessment Protocol (CAP) Director


Zeinab Masalegooyan, PhD Student (2023 – )
Rachel Johnson, MS Student/Double Dawg (2023 – )


Kathryn Youngblood, Research Engineer, 2019 National Geographic Expedition Team Member, Marine Debris Tracker Citizen Science Director 


Madison Werner, Research Scientist, Environmental Anthropologist, Qualitative Research Director

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Shelby Mendez

Kaylee Tam

Eduardo Martinez-Gallardo

Deborah Madden

Jesse Sanchez

Karina Carrasco

Charlotte Taylor

Past Post Docs

Dr. Amy Brooks (2021)
Dr. Steph Borrelle (2018-2020)
Dr. Shunli Wang (2016-2019)
Dr. Scott Cloutier (2013-2014)

Past Students

Mary Breen, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lindsay Coats, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sahana Parker, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hannah Center, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Madison Werner, MS

Sheridan Finder, MS: The Characterization of Urban Litter along the Mississippi River and its Connection to Socioeconomic Status (2022)

Amy Brooks, PhD: From the Ground up: Measurement, Review, and Evaluation of Plastic Waste Management at Varying Landscape Scales (2021)
Emily Roberts, MS: Compostable Plastics in the Waste Stream: Management Scenarios and Life Cycle Impacts (2021)
Connor Keisling, MS: The Characterization of the Abundance and Movement of Anthropogenic Litter via Stormwater Runoff with Proposed Reduction Options (2021)

Emily Barber, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Morgan Hodgkinson, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Abby Smith, YoungDawg

Cole Howington, CURO

Katherine Shayne, MS: Participatory sensing marine debris : estimates for amounts, types, and distribution using marine debris tracker data (2018)

Eliana C. Mozo Reyes, PhD: Thinking outside the chute : following a rhizome of waste and culture (2017)

Miriam Perryman, MS: Microplastic generation in the marine environment through degradation and fragmentation (2015)

Chad Andrews, MS: Surface water quality assessment of a proposed southwest Georgia lake site (2014)

Jenna Grygier, CURO

Andy Smith, CURO

Eliana C. Mozo-Reyes, MS: Impacts to Public Recycling from Psychological and Technological Stimulus (2012)

Krishnadas Ganesh, MS: Continuous Power Generation and Treatment of Landfill Leachate using Microbial Fuel Cells (2012)

At University of New Hampshire

Dan Hrobak, MS Attenuation of Hydrogen Sulfide from Landfill Gas and Exploration of Construction and Demolition Debris Characteristics and Hydrogen Sulfide Production (2009)

Lisa Damiano, MS Electricity Production from the Management of Municipal Solid Waste Leachate with Microbial Fuel Cells (2009)

Kelly Melendez Loaiza, MS An Investigation of Recycled/Industrial Materials to Attenuate Hydrogen Sulfide Resulting from the Use of Construction and Demolition Debris Fines (2008)

Scott Greenwood, MS An Environmental Characterization of Unbound Mining Residuals from the Tri-state Mining District (2007)