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Jacqueline Zavala

J ZavalaJacqueline Zavala


ORCiD: 0000-0002-1300-6159


Received a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Brownsville as well as a teaching certification for 8th-12th grade general sciences. Interned at the National Science Foundation through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities during the summer of 2014. Received the Marshall Scholarship, which awards around thirty scholarships a year to students from the United States to study in UK institutions.

Current research

I am interested in environmental education and outreach. I would like to see how the political realms in both the UK and US differ when discussing issues of the environment and what contributes to these similarities/ differences. My postgraduate research will focus on exploring how different GIS-supported visualisations, depicting the future changes of the Norfolk coastline, affect political decision making and personal views of the public.


Marshall Scholarship 2015
Postgraduate studies funded by the Marshall Commemoration Commission. 31 Students chosen in 2015 from the United States to study in the UK.


(2014) Coxe, Leland M., Kathie Lennertz, Jacqueline Zavala, Stephanie M. Mendoza, Alejandra De Los Santos, and Jeff Gaines Wilson. “No Smoking – All Clear? Temporal Lag in Background Levels of PM2.5 Subsequent to a Smoking Ban in Indoor Bar and Restaurant Environments.” CMST Journal of Student Research. V2014 (1): 1-19  

Conferences Attended

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Conference 2014 Los Angeles, California
Evolution Conference 2014 Raleigh, North Carolina

Research groups

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) Group

Other relevant activities

Brownsville Pilot Curbside Recycling Committee member/ Student presenter:
Met with committee about starting a curb side recycling program in the City of Brownsville, Texas. Created presentation and analysed data for the program.