Emily Marron Principal Investigator 

Emily Marron is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. She is an environmental engineer interested in understanding the impacts of chemical contaminants on human health and the environment. Dr. Marron received her Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, and B.S. in Environmental Engineering from The Ohio State University. In her free time, Dr. Marron likes to explore the mountains and deserts of Utah with her husband and their pup.

Kaylee Molan Graduate Student

Kaylee Molan is a 1st year master’s student studying Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. She is an Engineer In Training in the State of New Hampshire and received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire this past May. Her research is centered around the identification and quantification of surfactants, seeking to understand their behavior in the environment. Outside of academics, Kaylee enjoys hammocking, Barre workouts, hiking, and hanging out with her 1-year-old cat Nova!

Damien Redder Graduate Student

Damien Redder is a first-year graduate student in environmental engineering. He is studying surfactants as a contaminant in wastewater for application to potable water reuse systems. Damien received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Chloe Kockler Undergraduate Student

Chloe is currently a 5th year undergraduate student pursuing environmental and nuclear engineering. She is also a university student athlete in cross country and track. In her free time she likes to ski, read, and spend time outdoors and with animals!

Hunter Rose Undergraduate Student

Hunter Rose is in his 4th year at the University of Utah studying chemistry. Hunter is passionate about environmental protection and conservation. Despite living in Utah, Hunter is not an avid skier, but he does enjoy all the hiking and rock climbing the state has to offer. In his free time Hunter can be found playing tennis, cheering on the Jazz, or watching a good movie.

Cassia Tackett Undergraduate Student

Cassia is a sophomore in the civil/environmental engineering department. She is also getting a minor in political science. Cassia hopes to work in environmental conservation and social justice. Cassia spends her free time doing all the outdoor activities possible, ranging from white water kayaking to Skiing to Backpacking.

Tuna Lab Mascot and #1 Good Girl 

Tuna is enthusiastic about environmental chemistry as long as treats are on the table. She is not good about keeping safety goggles on or wearing closed toe shoes, so she mostly stays outside of the lab. Tuna loves running, walking, snacking, wagging her tail, attacking sprinklers, and kissing whoever will give her just the tiniest bit of affection. 

Marron Lab Alumni

Michal Lieberman (MS 2023), current position: Carollo Engineers