My name is Ciara Dalton. I am a city girl hailing from Queens, New York. I do not have a formal scientific background as I have a B.A. in History with a minor in Studio Art from Stony Brook University. However, I grew fond of environmental studies after taking a few courses during undergrad and decided to take on the topic for my Master’s. Being in the EMAP program has been challenging, yet rewarding. I have already learned so much about chemistry, metrology, and policy in my first year here. My advice to any incoming student would be to always communicate. Your instructors and classmates will be open to help you. I’m so appreciative of everyone in this program and how close-knit it is.