Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
After graduating from the Nicholas School in 2011, Emily received a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Her placement was at the Engineer Research and Development Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she supported navigation and environmental research and development initiatives including data integration, the development of performance metrics for the marine transportation system, research and development program priority setting, environmental restoration, and infrastructure maintenance and investments. Following the completion of her fellowship she joined the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Biologist. She serves as a Project Manager and Technical Specialist on watershed management, environmental restoration, coastal protection, student hiring, and navigation initiatives at IWR.
“I really enjoyed my school at the Nicholas School and have been impressed with the utility of my degree. I frequently meet and work with Nic School alums in DC and always enjoy connecting with them. The broad scope of my studies at Duke really informs my current work at the Army Corps where I need an understanding of a variety of environmental issues on a daily basis. I utilize the knowledge I learned in classes such as environmental law, participatory techniques, coastal ecology, and marine policy frequently in my position and continue to learn new knowledge from my position at the Army Corps.”