Emily Quecke (she/they) is an environmental engineer, currently working as a research assistant in the Arlos lab at the University of Alberta. Emily completed their undergraduate environmental engineering degree - cooperative program at the UofA in 2018. She then continued to complete her MSc in the air quality characterization and control group in the civil and environmental engineering department with co-supervision out of preventative medicine. Her thesis was on the topic of mask performance and use for the control of COVID-19 transmission, combining air quality engineering with exposure sciences. They are currently pursuing an interdisciplinary degree which merges environmental engineering with sociology and community-based research. Emily is passionate about water equity and access, air quality, exposure science, community health, social justice, and collaborative research. In their spare time Emily is a published poet and active community member on and off campus.