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Erika Koontz

Class of 2017


Erika is a junior from Woodbine, Maryland. She is majoring in Environmental Studies with two minors in Spanish and Biology, and she has a concentration in Chesapeake Regional Studies. Aside from interning at GIS, she is involved in Habitat for Humanity at Washington College and is the President for the 2015-2016 school year. This past summer, she was an intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at their Beaufort, North Carolina lab. At the lab, she used her GIS skills to work on a benthic habitat mapping project for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). At GIS, she is currently the Project Manager for the Poplar Island project, which is funded by the Maryland Environmental Service and produced for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). The project seeks to analyze how elevation changes affect the growth and dieback of vegetation on the island. In the past, she has worked on the Choptank and Terra Verde projects at GIS.

Environmental Studies / Spanish & Biology