Emma Wells is a second year PhD student focusing on factors that influence water quality at rural water points in Low and Middle Income countries. She is passionate about sustainable water access and quality. Emma is co-advised by Dr. Amy Javernick-Will and Dr. Karl Linden.
With a background in global health, Emma has worked as a program manager for an organization in rural Guatemala and as an ORISE fellow conducting global Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through these positions, she witnessed the complex intersection of socio-cultural and environmental factors in development. She chose to pursue a PhD in Environmental Engineering at CU Boulder to further understand this dynamic and gain skills for a career in sustainable development. Outside of work, Emma loves skiing, mountain biking, and eating dark chocolate peanut butter cups.