Fellowship institution:Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Emily Russ is a Ph.D. student in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program, jointly administered by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of Dr. Cindy Palinkas's lab at UMCES' Horn Point Laboratory, where she studies sediment dynamics (transport, deposition, and accumulation) in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Emily received a bachelor of science degree in 2011 in natural resources with a marine and coastal concentration from North Carolina State University and earned an Outstanding Senior Award in Marine Sciences. She also received a master of science in 2013 in earth science, with a focus on coastal geomorphology and a graduate certificate in GIS from that university. When Emily is not working on research, she is likely outside somewhere throwing a frisbee or hiking in the woods.
For more information, check out Emily's research blog on the Horn Point website.
Fellowship Experiences Blog Posts
See Emily's post to Fellowship Experiences, Maryland Sea Grant's blog written by and about graduate fellows and their research:
- "How I Overcame My Nerves and Thrived at a National Conference"
- "Diving Headfirst into the Graduate Experience: Fieldwork in the Susquehanna Flats"