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Our Research Assistants

CBEAR's research efforts would not be possible without a supporting staff of administrators and research assistants as equally invested in CBEAR's mission of equitable access to sustainable conservation programs as our dedicated scientists.

Kylie Tugend

Research Assistant

University of Delaware

Kylie Tugend is a native of Nazareth, Pennsylvania and currently a sophomore at the University of Delaware.  In her second year at the university, Kylie is double majoring in environmental studies and public policy.  This is her first year with CBEAR's research team and she works closely with both leadership and administration. 

A member of the Phi Sigma Pi Honors fraternity and Epsilon Eta Environmental fraternity Tugend plans to pursue a career in the agri-environmental field.  Playing a vital role in our research activities, she already has an IRB (Institutional Review Board) certification in human subject's protection and uses her credentials to assists with the data management and recruitment of study participants.

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Sarah Wessel

Research Assistant

University of Delaware

Sarah Wessel is from Adams County, Pennsylvania where she grew up on a cattle ranch.   A junior double-majoring in Art and Agricultural Science at the University of Delaware, Wessel is the recipient of the Calloway Humanities Scholarship, the UD Trustee Scholarship and the General Honors Award.

Since her studies at the university, she is a consistent member of the Dean's List in the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (CANR) and recognized as one of CANR's top 100 students.  In addition to being a research assistant with CBEAR, Sarah spent her previous summer working as a farm intern at UD Fresh to You, a student-run organic vegetable farm on the university's campus.  

A main contributor to the design and updating of the CBEAR website, Sarah is considering a career in Agricultural Communications.  Possessing an IRB (Institutional Review Board) certification in human subject's protection, she assists with the data management and recruitment of study participants as well as other research activities. 

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