W&J Student Dawlton Nelson in an African classroom

Dawlton Nelson

Dawlton Nelson '21
Class Of 2021

Washington & Jefferson College environmental studies major Dawlton Nelson ’21 is taking advantage of his W&J connections. Through the College’s signature Magellan Project, Dawlton has spent the past two summers studying the environment and its relation to surrounding populations in Cambodia and Kenya, respectively, with help from W&J alum Jake Meyers ’15 and Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Robert East, Ph.D. Dawlton also has worked as a project leader on the U.S. Forest Service in the Allegheny National Forest studying the invasive emerald ash borer, thanks to connections through W&J Associate Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore, Ph.D. 

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