Persephone Ma

PhD Candidate
she/her
Degree
Ph.D.
Advisor
Education
  • BS, University of Chicago (Geophysical Sciences), 2012
  • MS, University of Minnesota (Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering), 2020

Biography

I am interested in novel and realistic ways to cycle “waste” back into our food production system. My current research investigates whether sewage sludge incinerator ash can be a safe and effective P source in production agriculture by looking at its impact on soil fertility, chemistry, and microbiology.

I am also interested in how diversity, inclusivity, and equity (DEI) initiatives are designed and implemented in academia and environmental sciences. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my research interests or how to apply for graduate school.

Areas of Interest

Sewage sludge ash, Biosolids, Valorization of waste, Systems thinking/approach, Institutional change

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