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Dear NRLI Alumni and Supporters,

This Friday, NRLI Class XIV Fellows graduate from the program and become NRLI alumni!


Please join us in congratulating them on this accomplishment!

Class XIV Fellows


Alison Adams
Assistant Professor, University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Tamela Kinsey

Environmental Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning and Policy Division


Matthew Arsenault

Policy Analyst, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy 


Gregory Gibson

Independently employed 

Stacie Auvenshine

Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning and Policy Division 

Gene McAvoy

Regional Vegetable Extension Agent/County Extension Director, UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension 


Scott Calleson

Biological Scientist IV, Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 


Jessica Mendes

Research Analyst, Lee County Environmental Policy Management 

Clay Coarsey

Professional Engineer, Suwannee River Water Management District 

Jeremy Olson

Land Manager, St. Johns River Water Management District 


Beth Dieveney

Deputy Superintendent for Science and Policy, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary/NOAA 


Allen Scheffer

District Representative, District I, Florida Farm Bureau Federation


James Erskine

Acting Director, Water Resources Department, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida 

Carrie Stevenson

Coastal Sustainability Agent, UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension 


Gregory Gibson

Independently Employed 

Kimberly Sykes

Deputy Manager, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 


Patricia Hutfles

Senior Project Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 

Bonnie Wolff Pelaez

Environmental Administrator, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy 



Best regards,

Jonathan Dain, NRLI Director

Jessica Ireland, NRLI Program Coordinator

Wakulla Springs tour.
Photo by Jessica Ireland.

Wakulla Springs:
Spring Health & Endangered Springs



Director's Corner
Session Overview

Curriculum Focus: Intervening in Disputes
Following the Water to Wakulla Springs
Scott Calleson & Bonnie Wolff Pelaez (NRLI Class XIV Fellows)
NRLI Class XIV Fellow Spotlight
Kimberly Sykes
Alison Adams

NRLI Alumni Spotlight
Holly Edmond, NRLI Class XIII

NRLI Class XV (2015-2016)   

The schedule for Class XV (2015-2016) has been set, including dates, venues, and topics. Applications and nominations are currently being accepted!

Click here for more information on Class XV, including application/nomination instructions.

Please spread the word!             


NRLI Alumni Association


Attention NRLI Alumni! If you aren't already a member of the NRLI Alumni Association, we encourage you to join! The dues are only $25 annually, or $125 for a lifetime membership, and the funds help support alumni training and enrichment and alumni-sponsored scholarships for incoming NRLI fellows.

Please contact Craig Diamond, NRLI Alumni Association Treasurer, for more information on memberships:


In addition, the Alumni Association is selling NRLI t-shirts. The shirts are $10 each. They are 100% cotton and come in blue or green. Share your NRLI pride! Contact Chris Martinez to order:


Food and Resource Economics Department