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CCEE grad student Ben Clark named Global One Health Fellow

CCEE Ph.D. student Benjamin Clark was named to the 2024-25 cohort of NC State’s Global One Health Fellows. He was one of five students selected from a highly competitive pool of more than 60 applicants from across ten academic colleges. The fellows will broaden their knowledge in multiple domains of One Health while learning from peers and mentors to bring new perspectives that facilitate a deeper understanding in their field of study.

“I was super excited when I found out about the fellowship,” Clark said. “I think the academy has done a good job of pulling people in from many different fields of study, colleges and universities, and I look forward to interacting with these researchers and seeing what they have to add to the field of One Health and what I can possibly adopt for my own work. I think that getting multiple eyes from different disciplines on my work will really help elevate the quality of work that I produce. Further, getting developmental meetings with an array of faculty members inside the academy could potentially open doors for a postdoc, professorship or industry position when I complete my degree.”

Clark is a third-year Ph.D. student studying civil engineering under the direction of Assistant Professor Angela Harris. In 2019, Clark graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Water: Resources, Policy & Management from Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment. Since his arrival at NC State, Clark has been involved in many projects including wastewater surveillance for an array of pathogens in Wake County, North Carolina; fecal contamination source tracking to support recreational and cultural development in the Great Coharie River watershed; and antimicrobial resistance source tracking in Metro, Indonesia. Clark is an active member of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, International Water Association, and the American Water Works Association. 

A version of this story was first published by Global One Health Academy.