Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Ms. Jessica Brandt is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University working in the labs of Richard Di Giulio and Emily Bernhardt. She started at Duke after completing undergraduate and master’s degree programs at The Johns Hopkins University in Public Health and Environmental Health Sciences as well as well as a year in Rome, Italy on a Fulbright research grant. Ms. Brandt’s dissertation research lies at the intersection of energy and water. Her current projects focus on coal combustion residual (CCR) legacies in North Carolinian freshwater lakes resulting from permitted effluent waste streams and selenium ecotoxicology.