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CCRM Intern Program: 2012

Emily EggintonEmily Egginton is working on a Recurrent Flooding Study for the General Assembly. This summer, she will study flood management/prevention strategies from around the world and investigate adaptation strategies to recurrent flooding in Tidewater and Eastern Shore Virginia localities.

Emily is a M.S. candidate at VIMS, having received a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Policy from Middlebury College. She studied abroad in Italy and New Zealand.  At Middlebury, Emily and her classmates worked with author Bill McKibben, to create 350.org, an international grassroots climate change campaign.

In New York City, Emily worked for Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance as the Program and Government Affairs Associate. She facilitated the update of New York City’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, managed Living Shoreline projects and influenced local, state, and Federal environmental legislation.  Previously, Emily served as the Field Coordinator for Waterkeeper Alliance, an international clean water advocacy organization. She worked with international grassroots advocates in their fight to protect clean water by advancing community-based solutions to local, national and international water quality issues.


Andrew NaultAndrew Nault is a 25 year old rising senior at Virginia Tech currently working on a bachelor’s degree in geography with a course concentration in GIS (Geographic Information System). In addition to his major degree he is also working on a minor in watershed management. After graduation he plans to attend graduate school to study geography. Andrew also holds an AS degree at Thomas Nelson Community College in social science and an AS degree at Tidewater Community College in business administration.

Through the course of his studies he has become familiar with ArcGIS for GIS applications and Erdas Imagine for remote sensing applications. For the purposes of completing a degree requirement, and for personal growth and community service, he is currently working as an intern at VIMS. This summer was not his first opportunity to work at VIMS. In the summer of 2011 he worked under Professor Eric Hilton, Patricia McGrath and Paul Nichols at the necropsy lab and specimen library in Nunnaly Hall as a volunteer. His hobbies include reading and research in geography and allied fields.