Student Panel

The Student Panel is the student-led leadership group within the Conservation Paleobiology Network. Our goals are to (1) engage the student membership, (2) facilitate networking among students as well as between students and faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders, and (3) organize resources, workshops, and community-building activities to help prepare students for future careers in conservation paleobiology. To accomplish these goals, we will collate a list of career-related resources and opportunities for students, including job postings, internships, fellowships, grants, and short courses. We will also organize online workshops to facilitate skill sharing, and we will maintain a student blog to give a voice to the student community and highlight student research. Finally, we will coordinate networking events at conferences and create a platform for students to connect with each other as well as with the broader Community of Practice. We strive to ensure an inclusive and supportive environment in which students at all academic levels can contribute their perspectives and knowledge, ask questions, learn from others, collaborate, and obtain career support. 

Want to get involved in the student community? There are many opportunities to engage at different levels, from participating in online training events to joining the student leadership. 

Four ways to participate in the CPN student community:

  1. Join the CPN Student Slack group to connect with other students and receive up-to-date information about network-sponsored events.
  2. Participate in workshops, discussions, and other training and networking opportunities organized by the Student Panel.
  3. Lead an online tutorial or write a post for the student blog to share your work with the broader student community.
  4. Join the Student Panel as a member of the core or supporting leadership. There will be an annual call for applications.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like to provide feedback, please fill out this short survey or email us at students.cpn [at] gmail [dot] com. Additional updates about student activities will be posted here.

Panel members

Jonathan Cybulski
School of Biological Sciences
University of Hong Kong
CPN Student Panel Co-chair
Erin Dillon
Dept. Ecology Evolution Marine Biology
UC Santa Barbara
CPN Student Panel Co-chair
Meaghan Efford
Institute for Oceans and Fisheries
University of British Columbia
CPN Student Panel Member
Niklas Hohmann
Geozentrum Nordbayern
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
CPN Student Panel Member
Angelina Ivkic
Department of Palaeontology
University of Vienna
CPN Student Panel Member
Hannah Kempf
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Davis
CPN Student Panel Member
Broc Kokesh
Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
CPN Student Panel Member
Gregor Mathes
Department of Sport Science & Center of Ecology and Environmental Research(BayCEER)
University of Bayreuth
CPN Student Panel Member
Kristin Oliver
Simon Fraser University
Department of Archaeology
CPN Student Panel Member
Gabi Serrato Marks
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DEI Student Panel Member
Sage Vanier
Department of Archaeology
Simon Fraser University
CPN Student Panel Member