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he, him, his

Undergraduate Institution

Hiram College


Penn State Behrend, PA Sea Grant


Coastal Outreach Specialist

Current Location

Philadelphia, PA

Personal Interests

  • books
  • baking
  • Music
  • cooking
  • Birding
  • and Hiking

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Water Quality or Watershed Management

Zach Nemec, is a 2014 DDCSP NAU scholar, who has conducted conservation-focused research in a wide variety of aquatic environments: from wetlands in Ohio to streams in the Arizona desert to even coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio) in May 2016; and received a Master of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment (Tucson, Arizona) in January 2019. Zach has also mentored University of Arizona undergraduate students who were a part of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative (DDCSP UF) during his time in graduate school