Hello! My name is Elayne and I am a junior at Emory University with majoring in Environmental Sciences. Growing up in Detroit, a city heavily influenced by industrial work, I am particularly interested in the correlation between income and environmental ills that exist in various communities. Furthermore, I have an interest in how concentrations of pollution near residential areas impact the rates of chronic diseases (such as asthma) and cancer for residents in those areas. Though I’m not exactly sure what I want to do after graduation, I know I want to use my degree to influence policy changes to prevent major companies from putting some of the most disadvantaged residents in major cities at risk for health issues.
On this site you will be able to find more information about myself and my career goals.