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Jesse Meiller Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer Department of Environmental Science

Additional Positions at AU
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Environmental Science
PhD, Marine Ecology, University of Maryland

BA, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Jesse Meiller is an marine ecologist and environmental toxicologist. Jesse received her PhD from the University of Maryland in the Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (MEES) program after doing her undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University. She received and held an AAAS fellowship in Environmental Science Policy at the EPA. Following her fellowship, and while still at the EPA, she provided expertise in aquatic and invertebrate biology and toxicology as well as on science policy and regulatory issues. Jesse represented the US on several Expert Groups for the Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She is currently researching microplastics in tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay. She is also interested in educational outreach and involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in scientific disciplines.
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

  • Microplastics in water, sediment and biological samples
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Environmental and experiential education
  • Science Education