Courtney began work as a research technician for the Sala Lab in the fall of 2015. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and received her M.S. in Biology from Arizona State University. Her research experiences include aquatic biogeochemistry in stream ecosystems and ecological stoichiometry of freshwater zooplankton. In the Sala lab, she assists with several different projects related to the effects of long-term changes in a semi-arid grassland. She also coordinates data management and the Jornada location for Drought-Net.
Rachel Tate joined Arizona State University in 2016 as a student and an employee. She is currently studying Urban Planning and Sustainability in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Rachel was recently accepted into the Master of Sustainability Leadership program beginning in the Spring semester of 2019. She is a member of the Staff Sustainability Committee and the Green Devil Network. Her passion for sustainability led her to a position in the Global Drylands Center as the Project Coordinator.