Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Terese (Tess) Carter '16


Therese (Tess) Carter ’16 is a Chemistry concentrator interested in atmospheric chemistry, green chemistry, and science policy. She will be working with Professor Meredith Hastings (Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences) and Dr. Chris Clark (US EPA) to explore the effects of nitrogen deposition on different ecosystems, in particular, on lichens, trees, and herbs. She hopes to both educate citizens about their own effects on the nitrogen cycle and nitrogen’s impacts on humans and to also inform the upcoming federal review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) secondary standards for nitrogen. Tess is also a 2015 recipient of the Royce Fellowship.