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Elise Hunter


Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Fellow, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment


B.Sc. Cum Laude, Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (2014)


Engineer in Training #4523, New Castle, DE (2013)

Research Interests

  • Regional variations in freshwater supply in the US
  • Urban drinking water management and planning
  • Perceptions of water use and climate change

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Research Assistantship, Vanderbilt University (2015-present)
  • IBM Graduate Fellowship, Vanderbilt University (2014-present)
  • Teaching Assistantship, Vanderbilt University (2014-2015)
  • College of Engineering Dean’s List, Drexel University (2010-2014)
  • Dean’s Scholarship, Drexel University (2009-2014)
  • Alumni Endorsement, Drexel University (2009-2014)

Professional Experience

  • Stormwater Plan Review Intern, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA (2012-2013)
  • Technical Services Intern, Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority, Chester, PA (2011)

Hobbies and Interests

Volunteering at local non-profits, supporting local arts, cooking, going concerts around town, rock climbing, practicing yoga