Undergraduate Students

Emily Guske is a senior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This is her second year in the (in)Secure Landscapes Lab, and she will graduate in May 2020 with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Emily’s undergraduate research focuses on the federal and state pipeline permitting processes for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Illinois. Emily is also analyzing the avenues for public participation that were or were not present in the pipeline permitting processes for DAPL. Overall, Emily’s research interests revolve around environmental law, environmental justice, indigenous rights and gender.


Morgan Cauble is a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She will graduate in May 2021 with a B.S. in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, with a concentration in Finance in Agribusiness. Since joining the lab team in January 2019, Morgan’s research has focused on agricultural land valuation, pipeline risk analysis, and landowner perceptions of risks associated with energy infrastructure.