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Erin Menzies

Email: egm55@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-4992
Office: B62 Riley Robb Hall
Advisor: Todd Walter
Degree Program: MS / PhD


Background

Erin completed a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont in 2010. She then served as a Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Ecuador from 2011 to 2013. While in Ecuador she worked on a number of community development projects. Her primary focus was with a small farmer's cooperative working to improve agricultural land management practices and cocoa yields. She also worked with a local women's group to establish a micro finance and loans cooperative bank. Erin joined the Soil and Water Lab in the fall of 2013.


My Current Research Projects and Interests

Erin's current research is focused on the Cayuga Lake watershed and how phosphorous and sediment from the tributaries impacts water quality in Cayuga lake through the use of computer models. She is broadly interested in nutrient pollution and remediation as well as international agricultural development initiatives in South America and other parts of the globe.