Emily is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She majored in Environmental Sciences and minored in French at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is interested in water quality and the issue of drinking water. She has interned at the Woods Hole Research Center, studying the coastal pond Oyster Pond. She has measured many water quality parameters on Oyster Pond, including water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, absorbance, as well as nutrients such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Emily has also been a camp counselor for 6 summers with children ages 6-13, and she has worked as a Resident Assistant for two years working to build community and educate college students living in the residence halls. Emily loves hiking, swimming, and biking. In her spare time she also loves photography. One day Emily hopes to improve water in ecosystems as well as find ways to provide potable water for people.