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2016 Award Winners - Chantilly Higbee
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The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA) are pleased to announce that Chantilly Higbee, a Master’s-level student at Eastern Washington University, has been selected to receive funding through the Jeff Black Fellowship.

Higbee is conducting her thesis research on metal cycling and toxicity in contaminated Pacific Northwest lentic systems. Her career ambition is to work in water resource management, and in addition to her technical training, she has dedicated efforts to public outreach and prioritized communication coursework. Her fieldwork has required coordination with landowners, tribal councils and state authorities, and offered the opportunity to lead undergraduate volunteers from diverse backgrounds. In addition to pursing her thesis research, Higbee has contributed to community science education efforts, served on the Student Legislative Action Committee to lobby for a new science building, and interned at the Pacific Northwest Laboratories Marine Science Lab. The fellowship will supplement research grants and support Higbee has received to help her to pursue her goal of working to sustain water resources and empower communities.