Devin McMahon, a PhD student in Earth system science, placed first among 2,355 women in the San Francisco Marathon on July 23.
McMahon, who ran track as an undergraduate at Cornell, is pursing graduate work on sustainability of afforestation and plantation forestry as part of Rob Jackson's lab. Specifically, McMahon studies the long-term effects of tree-planting and plantation forestry on soil nutrients and plant productivity, according to her research profile. Her studies focus on the extreme case of eucalyptus plantations in Southeastern Brazil.
Devin McMahon is a 2017 Neukermans Family Graduate Fellow, Earth System Science.