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Aaliyah Brown

Aaliyah Brown is a junior NOAA CCME scholar completing her B.S.in Biology while minoring in Environmental Studies. Ms. Brown, supervised by Dr. Jagoe’s in FAMU’s School of the Environment, is conducting research on anglers’ exposure to mercury from catching and consuming fish from Lake Munson, Tallahassee. She will look further into disparities faced by subsistence anglers fishing urban lakes, using“creel” surveys of anglers and determinations of methyl-mercury levels in fish. This project will be facilitated by a partnership with Dr. Axelrad and Dr. Becker within FAMU’s Institute of Public Health. The Lake Munson project integrates social sciences in enhancing coastal intelligence. Aaliyah is an avid supporter of numerous environmental causes through her role as Engagement Director of Net Impact’s Green Coalition. She wishes to serve vulnerable communities by raising awareness of emerging contaminants that pose environmental and human health risks.