2023 SCMA Scholarship Awardees
Jessica Clark is currently finishing a master’s degree at Clemson University in the Department of Forestry and Conservation. Her thesis research focused on comparing the soil organic matter depth and vegetative community of two restored wetlands and reference wetlands in the coastal plain of South Carolina. Prior to her time at Clemson, Jessica earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Carolina in 2020. During her undergraduate years, she was involved in research investigating the ramifications of radiation on large mammalian populations in Chernobyl and Fukushima. With her thesis defense successfully behind her, Jessica is currently immersed in publication efforts with aspirations of a career as an environmental scientist specializing in stream and wetland restoration. Amidst her professional pursuits, she enjoys crocheting and knitting, as well as hiking and mountain biking alongside her partner, Jorden, in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.
Kacey Kai has worked all over the country in the field of Environmental Education and Interpretation. Currently, she is receiving more training, skills, and experience thanks to her new adventure as a graduate student with the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University.
Information about the 2024 SCMA Scholarship will be posted soon.