Martha Groom named "Super Mentor"


IAS faculty member Martha Groom was named a "Super Mentor" at the Student Conference for Conservation Science - New York in recognition of her many years of service giving career and project advice to young conservationists at the three day conference each year. She began her work with SCCS-NY as their first Plenary Speaker in 2010, and has attended as a mentor every year.  The conference hosts graduate students and post-doctoral students from around the world, with speakers from over 30 countries.  The last two years, Martha also has brought 25-30 undergraduates from the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program to the meeting to introduce them to the world of scientific conferences and these career networks. One of these DDCSP scholars, Alicia Juang, won a Best Poster award!