Get to know our graduate community

Welcome! This is the site for the Graduate Student Association (GSA) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at Cornell.

The graduate students in EEB study a diverse range of taxa and subjects in evolution and ecology.  On this website, you will find information about our research (see our photos), as well as the social and academic events that help us stay connected as a community.

Exciting news!

A group of our graduate students has spearheaded an effort to increase recruitment of underrepresented minorities in our graduate admissions process. Together with the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, we have designed our first ever Diversity Recruitment Weekend. Potential graduate students will learn about graduate school and the application process, explore Cornell, and learn about our departments from April 20-23. Find out more at our website here.


Graduate Student Spotlight


   Tram Nguyen

I am broadly interested in conservation genomics and evolutionary biology. I am working on a landscape genomics study to assess the genetic structure and diversity of Florida scrub-jay populations across the state. I also hope to better understand how region of the genome change or evolve through time in populations that are rapidly declining.

As a woman in science and a first-generation college student, I am passionate about increasing diversity within the sciences. I have worked closely with organizations, such as Be WISE, to help empower and inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM fields. I want to continue being a part of these efforts to promote inclusion and diversity in academia throughout my career. When I’m not buried in research, I love going to the beach, painting, petting dogs and rolling around on my skateboard 🙂