Emily Myron is a recent MEM graduate, with a concentration in Ecosystem Science and Conservation. She is from Gaithersburg, Maryland and received a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. During this time, she worked at the Smithsonian National Zoo and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). Additionally, she has studied conservation and ecology in Australia and has spent countless hours in salt marshes on the Chesapeake Bay. She spent last summer in Tanzania working with the Maasai on conservation education, reducing human-wildlife conflict, and natural resource planning. At the Nicholas School, she was an active member of Duke’s Big Cats Initiative intern team, the newly formed Duke Conservation Society, and Nicholas School Naturalists.
Emily is interested wildlife conservation, particularly internationally, and the intersection between the needs of people and the protection of biodiversity. She hopes to work with local people to both conserve their environment and peacefully coexist with animals.