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Emily Ostrow

Emily Ostrow

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention, 2017
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2017-19
Fulbright Study/Research Grant Alternate (Colombia), 2018
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-23

BS/MS Environmental Science ’18, Honors


Drexel faculty mentor: Jason D. Weckstein

Emily Ostrow is a BS/MS environmental science student with a concentration in ecology and conservation. Emily started doing research her freshman year through the STAR program working with Jon Wnek, Dane C. Ward, and Walter F. Bien. While in the Laboratory of Pinelands Research, she focused on both diamondback terrapin and northern pine snake conservation research. Emily is currently working in the ornithology department at the Academy of Natural Sciences on her thesis research with Jason D. Weckstein and Nathan H. Rice. She has worked on a project focusing on detecting the bacteria that causes Lyme disease in wild bird populations in both Pennsylvania and Illinois. Her thesis research is focused on toucan evolutionary relationships and biogeography. She has also participated in an international museum collecting trip to Nicaragua. Emily plans on pursuing a PhD with a research focus in ornithology at the University of Kansas.

Last updated: April 2018

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