2017 AGRO New Investigator Award Finalist – Emily Woodward

Dr. Emily Woodward received her Ph.D. in Soil Science and Biogeochemistry in 2016 from the Pennsylvania State University under the direction of Dr. Jack Watson. Dr. Woodward also has an M.S. in Soil Science from Penn State and a B.A. in Geology and Environmental Science from the University of Akron in Ohio. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the United States Geological Survey at the California Water Science Center in Sacramento. Dr. Woodward is interested in studying the fate and transport of emerging contaminants in soil and water systems. Her current research focuses on nitrogen stabilizer and herbicide safener compounds in agricultural soils and corresponding drainage waters. Her research includes developing methods to analyze and extract these compounds from soil, sediment, and water, characterizing their occurrence in agricultural systems in the Midwest, and investigating potential exposure effects on non-target organisms. In addition, Dr. Woodward is a part-time lecturer at California State University, Sacramento where she teaches the introductory Physical Geology class for geology majors and non-majors fulfilling their general education science requirement.