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Emily Richardson

Emily Richardson is a water quality researcher who primarily focuses on studying phytoplankton and associated water quality parameters in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and San Francisco Bay. She specializes in data analysis and creating interactive visualizations and oversees data processing progress for numerous large-scale projects. 

Professional Experience

  • 2020-Present    Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Sacramento, CA

  • 2019-2020    GIS and Data Management Technician AmeriCorps Member, National Parks Service, Gatlinburg, TN

  • 2017-2019    Graduate Research Assistant, Phytoplankton Research Lab, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

  • 2016    Adirondack Corps Trail Maintenance Worker, Student Conservation Association, Long Lake, NY

  • 2016    Academic Program Mentor and Tutor, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

  • 2015    Wildlife Library Database Technician, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX

Education and Certifications

  • M.S., Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. 

  • B.S., Environmental Science, Minor in Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

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