Congratulations to Dr. Heather Govenor (BSE), for passing her Ph.D. defense on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Fralin Hall. Her dissertation seminar was titled “Sediment Management for Aquatic Life Protection under the Clean Water Act.”
Heather joined the Biological Systems Engineering Department in January 2014 under the co-advisement of Drs. Leigh-Anne Krometis and Cully Hession. Her dissertation research focused on the impacts of fine sediment on aquatic macroinvertebrate community health and the related policy implications for sediment management. While going to school, Heather continued to work professionally as an ecological risk assessor, and was also an active member of the Interfaces of Global Change Program throughout her time at Virginia Tech.
We wish you the best of luck in all you do, Heather! We will miss you!