Globally-Minded Research Inspires One Student's Journey to Help Communities in Need
This past summer, Greg Ferraro, GSAS '20, traveled to India and Bangladesh on a GSAS-funded fellowship to work on a project titled, Lead and Livestock: Estimating India's Bovine Lead Exposure. In January, he plans to travel to Côte d’Ivoire on a Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, where he will work with the country’s agriculture ministry to help officials use low-cost, open-source software to create computer models for problems such as child labor and deforestation.
Fordham-Designed Poll Reveals Attitudes, Inequities Prevalent During COVID-19
In January, Monika McDermott, Ph.D., and the students enrolled in the inaugural cohort of the GSAS' advanced certificate in public opinion and survey research set out to establish the Fordham American Faith Poll that would focus on major issues facing Americans today. Little did they know that this timely research would lead to a survey reflecting life during a pandemic.
During a series of road trips collecting blood samples from pigeons, Elizabeth Carlen, a biological science Ph.D. candidate, discovered that birds from Virginia to southern Connecticut show genetic signs of interbreeding, while another distinct pigeon supercity begins in Providence, R.I. and continues to Boston.