BS/MS Environmental Science ’18, Honors
Drexel faculty mentor: Jason D. Weckstein
Emily Ostrow graduated with a BS/MS in environmental science 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 worked in the ornithology department at the Academy of Natural Sciences on her thesis research with Jason D. Weckstein and Nathan H. Rice. Previously, she had 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 focused on toucan evolutionary relationships and biogeography. In addition to research, she has also participated in an international museum collecting trip to Nicaragua. Emily is currently pursuing a PhD with a research focus in ornithology at the University of Kansas.
Last updated: September 2019
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