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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emily Burchfield

 Emily Burchfield
Name: Emily Burchfield
Ph.D. Candidate: Environmental Engineering, Management and Policy
Office Number: Jacobs Hall 268

Educational Background

Master of Arts in Economics, University of Louvain, Belgium
Grande Distinction

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Clemson University
Magma Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Transatlantic Exchange in Economics scholar

Selected Grants, Fellowships & Leadership Awards

  • SESYNC Graduate Pursuit Team Lead, 2016
  • American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies Dissertation Travel Grant, 2015

Research Topic and Areas of Interest

Remote sensing/GIS, resource management, water and food security

Why you picked Vanderbilt School of Engineering

Space to pursue interdisciplinary research!

Other Vanderbilt Involvements

Instructor with Vanderbilt’s Programs for Talented Youth

Hobbies & Interests

Growing food, hiking, exploring Nashville by bike

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