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Emily Wiggans

GIS Analyst

Chesapeake Conservancy

Emily’s work includes GIS support for the Conservation Innovation Center’s participation in the Water Data Collaborative, a group of NGOs working to make community science water quality monitoring data more accessible, and to elevate its use by incorporating geospatial analysis with monitoring results. Previously, she worked in environmental consulting on a variety of GIS and remote sensing projects including identifying BMP opportunities to offset nutrient loading to the Chesapeake Bay and high-resolution land cover change detection. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, with a focus on GIS and astronomy. Emily grew up in the Yorktown, Virginia area, and spent lots of time around the Chesapeake Bay watershed kayaking, geocaching, and hiking with her family. Outside of work, she enjoys hosting trivia night at a local brewery, sharing views of the night sky with her telescope, traveling, podcasts, and exploring Washington, D.C.