Michelle Embon (Civil Engineering)

Michelle Embon (Civil Engineering)

About DOE Fellow

Michelle Embon graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a B.A. in economics and a physics minor. She is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s in civil engineering from Florida International University, and hopes to continue with her education by getting a master’s degree upon graduation. Michelle is now an employee at Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

She has served as an intern for both the National Science Foundation (NSF) engineering communications department and for the VTech Occoquan Watershed monitoring lab, where she worked as a water quality research assistant. Her academic interests include environmental hydrology, water supply and resources engineering, and GIS systems. Among many other honors, she has been nominated president of the Georgetown Economics Honor Society and secretary of the GU Latin American Club. Michelle is a member of the Florida Water Environment Association, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society.

DOE Related Projects

Michelle is a DOE Fellow for the DOE-FIU Science and Technology Workforce Development Program, currently working on GIS imaging and analysis of nuclear contamination and dissipation within the Oak Creek watershed site. Specifically, this project conducts an analysis on changes of mercury load as a function of hydrology and other variable environmental conditions. Experimenting with different sedimentation modules, the team forecasts the fate of the chemical by simulating the interaction between particles, water, and mercury.