Coast & Environment Graduate Student Receives Eleanor Earle Memorial Scholarship from the Baton Rouge Chapter of the AAUW

On April 27, Kendall Valentine, a PhD Student in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences was one of two women graduate students awarded the Eleanor Earle Memorial American Association of University Women, or AAUW, Scholarship from the Baton Rouge Chapter of the AAUW. AAUW is a nonprofit that promotes equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. 

photo of Valentine speaking during AAUW's annual meeting

Valentine received her award at AAUW’s annual meeting where she talked about her research on understanding how the Louisiana coastline changes over time and how these changes are particularly relevant to the people who live on the coast.

“Our coastal problems here in Louisiana require not only a scientific understanding but also require the community to work together to solve these problems,” Valentine said.

Valentine is a coastal ecogeomorphologist with an impressive background. Earlier this year, she received LSU CC&E’s Theodore B. “Ted” Ford, III Memorial Fellowship, LSU Campus Life’s 2018 Tom W. Dutton Scholarship, and the Admiral James D. Watkins Student Award for Excellence in Research at the 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Currently, she works with Dr. Giulio Mariotti in the Mariotti Lab, in the College of the Coast & Environment, or CC&E, and she volunteers as the Coast & Environment Graduate Organization Education and Outreach Coordinator. She is also developing an interactive website that features a recently published model of Louisiana coastline erosion. The site is designed to match Core Curriculum and Louisiana teaching standards for high school students.

View Kendall's site (still under construction)