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B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Rhode Island
B.A., German, University of Rhode Island
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Rhode Island

Emily is originally from a very small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She attended the University of Rhode Island (URI) and earned bachelor’s degrees in German and Civil and Environmental Engineering through the school’s International Engineering Program (IEP). As a part of the IEP, she lived in Germany for a year, studying at the Technische Universitaet Braunschweig for six months and working in Stuttgart at Zueblin AG for the second six months. She recently completed her masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering at URI, focusing on the water-climate-health nexus. Her master’s thesis was on “Identifying regional climatic and human influences on dengue fever transmission in Puerto Rico.” She completed a 10-week internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Fall 2016, where she researched the link between humidity and influenza. She will be returning to JPL for a second internship this summer.

She would love to continue to work with vector-borne illnesses or even influenza while in the PHP program at USC, as she is particularly interested in applying environmental data in health studies. She loves to travel and is really looking forward to exploring the west coast.