Research Associate, Center for the Study of Land, Air, and Water; Director, Open Society University Network Community Science Coalition
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Chemistry, Citizen Science
As part of the Bard Water Lab and the Saw Kill Watershed community, Emily White is involved in ongoing efforts to monitor water quality in the Saw Kill. She is currently working on the Annandale Dam Micro-Hydropower Project, using her training as an environmental scientist to consider the impacts of small hydropower on the Saw Kill. She received her BS in chemistry and environmental studies from Tufts University, her MS in environmental science from Ohio State University, and her PhD in environmental chemistry from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She is interested in the natural and anthropogenically influenced processes that impact water quality. At SUNY-ESF, she received a NASA Earth System Science fellowship to investigate estuarine carbon cycling. She participated in several oceanographic research cruises, traveling all the way to Antarctica. Before coming to Bard, White taught introductory and environmental chemistry at Sewanee: The University of the South, and conducted research on the occurrence and fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in treated wastewater. At Bard since 2019.