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Rebecca is employed by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences as a water quality analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Program office. She uses statistical techniques to evaluate trends and patterns in Chesapeake Bay water quality data and collaborates with state, academic, and federal partners to build new tools for trend analysis and spatial interpolation in the tidal waters. She obtained her doctoral degree in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and masters and bachelors degrees from Cornell University in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. She has more than 20 years of experience in environmental research and consulting, mostly focused on the bay and its watershed.