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SoMAS is proud to announce that Emily Markowitz has been awarded the 2016 Undergraduate Recognition William J. Sullivan Award, the most prestigious service award Stony Brook presents to a graduating senior for academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom experience.  Emily recently earned her BS in Marine Science, with minors in coastal environmental science, geospatial science (ArcGIS) and theatre arts.

During her time as an undergraduate, Emily has worked in a number of research labs, crewed on the R/V Seawolf, and served as president of the SBU Marine Science club where she led an educational outreach program about marine plastic pollution and the University’s participation in a Pew Charitable Trust public awareness program to stop waste of Bluefin tuna caused by longlining. Emily has also twice served as a summer conference assistant, and as a teaching assistant in theatre arts and GSS classes. Emily has also been honored by the Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship, the SBU–Mote Marine Lab Fellowship, a New York Times Guild Scholarship, and acceptance into the Sigma Beta Honors Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Emily hopes to pursue her PhD and a career in scientific research. Her graduate work in the Nye Lab will assess the changes occurring to sea surface and bottom temperatures and their effect on summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) distribution; an ecologically and economically important fish species.

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