Blue Parks Science Intern
Emma recently earned her Master's in Environmental Economics and Climate Change at the London School of Economics. For her dissertation, she created a bioeconomic toy model to assess MPAs and their respective fish stocks when larval dispersal mechanisms are considered in decision-making.
Originally from North Carolina, Emma did her undergrad at UNC where she got the chance to work in a marine biogeochemistry lab on anaerobic methane oxidation analysis. Starting off in a purely natural sciences degree, she fell in love with economics and began to consider the need for interdisciplinary collaboration in marine policy. Emma was fortunate to live in the Outer Banks for her final term and work on a capstone project that was hired by the local government to improve knowledge around sea level rise and its implications on septic-ocean water interactions with the local community.