Rachel Edwards, M.S.

Coastal Geoscientist
Research Staff
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HRI 215
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B.A. in Geography, University of North Carolina. (2014)
M.S. in Coastal and Marine Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (2016)

Rachel Edwards is a coastal geoscientist in the Coastal and Marine Geospatial Lab at Harte Research Institute. She earned her MS in Coastal and Marine Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2016 and a BA with highest honors from the University of North Carolina in Geography with a Marine Science minor in 2014. She was a NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) Fellow and was the TAMUCC Marine Science Graduate Student Organization’s president for the 2015-2016 school year. Other notable experiences include sailing from Honolulu to Guam on the R/V Falkor as a Student Opportunities Recipient, volunteering as an assistant instructor with the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Texas High School Coastal Monitoring Program, and attending the NOAA-ECSC Center Wide Core Competency course at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS. She is especially interested in the nexus between science, policy, and outreach, and her work deals with sea level rise in Galveston Bay.