Elise He, Cheng Lab (Class of 2018)

Elise is a sophomore majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences and minoring in Climate Change and East Asian Studies at Cornell University. Growing up in Brooklyn, she’s always been interested in the integration of natural systems within urban systems, and vice versa, and wants to better understand the effects of human actions, contaminants, and pollutants on both natural systems and humans and how to mitigate those effects. This summer with the Cheng Lab, Elise will be studying urban soils in green infrastructure systems and urban community gardens.