Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Elena Suglia '15


Elena Suglia ’15 is a Biology concentrator interested in ecology, conservation, and science communication.  She is working with Professor Mark Bertness (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) to determine the effects of sea level rise on salt marshes in New England.  Salt marshes provide many ecosystem services but are becoming increasingly degraded by human impacts; therefore, their preservation is an important issue.  Elena’s research will help inform conservation and management of coastal ecosystems in a warming world.  Elena is from Rhode Island, and enjoys sailing, skiing, and kayaking.  At Brown, she is a rugby player, Science Policy director of student-led science magazine The Triple Helix, and an undergraduate teaching assistant.