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Rachael Moffatt, an environmental studies major graduating this month, is one of the first four students to complete the River Studies and Leadership Certificate program at VCU.

These four VCU students aim to help navigate the future of the nation’s rivers

December 4, 2018

By Brian McNeill, University Public Affairs

(Photo: Rachael Moffatt, an environmental studies major graduating this month, is one of the first four students to complete the River Studies and Leadership Certificate program at VCU. Credit: James Vonesh, Ph.D.)

Growing up in Richmond, Reid Anderson spent his childhood on and around the James River. Now at Virginia Commonwealth University, Anderson is pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences and researching fish ecology in the lower James.

So when he heard that VCU was launching a new certificate to prepare future leaders with an understanding of the fundamentals of river sciences, river-related policy and management, and river-based recreation and education, he quickly signed up.

(Photo, below: River Studies and Leadership Certificate program student Reid Anderson) 

River Studies and Leadership Certificate program student Reid Anderson presented his research, "Spatial and temporal distributions of larval clupeid fishes in a tidal freshwater system," at the River Management Society's 2018 symposium in Vancouver. (Courtesy photo)

“I thought it would be an excellent way for me to connect my passion for rivers with my research,” he said.

Anderson, who graduates in December, is among the four VCU students in the inaugural cohort of the River Studies and Leadership Certificate program.

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