Assistant Professor of Geosciences
Emily Baker is a hydrogeologist whose research focuses on groundwater flow modeling, modeling river temperatures, and monitoring water quality. She has conducted research in the Peruvian Andes to assess how glacial loss will affect stream water resources during the dry season, in Northern Italy to understand how flood irrigation in risotto fields affects groundwater recharge, and in the Central Sands region of Wisconsin to assess travel time of agricultural water through the groundwater system. Through her research she aims to understand how human actions and climate change affect stream flow, aquifer recharge, and water quality and how changes in the hydrologic cycle will affect humans and organisms. Prior to Hamilton College, she worked as a hydrogeologist with the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey, as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pavia in Italy, and as a term hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey in Denver.
Recent Courses Taught
Global Geological & Environmental Challenges
Appointed to the Faculty2023
Ph.D., Syracuse University,
B.A., Mount Holyoke College