Graduate Student of the Month: Emily Christ


Emily Christ is a 5th year graduate student whose line of research entails applyingweather forecast data to problems in agriculture. She earned herBachelor and Master of Science in Engineering, both from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Emily worked as an environmental engineering consultant prior to relocating to Atlanta with her husband, Joey. Currently she is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Alabama and Georgia.

Emily has one publication in the Journal of Cotton Science which was released in November 2015 titled ‘Using Precipitation Forecasts to Irrigate Cotton’.  It explores the possibility of using weather forecasts as irrigation planning aids. Her research has been supported by Cotton, Inc. and she’s had the privilege to work with faculty and staff at the University of Georgia, UGA’s Stripling Irrigation Research Park, North Carolina State University, Auburn University, the University of Arkansas, and Mississippi State University while pursuing her degree.

She recently submitted a second paper to the Agronomy Journal that uses cotton canopy temperature forecasts to predict heat stress in cotton. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at the Peachtree City Treasures retail store for Wellspring Living.  Wellspring Living helps domestic sex trafficking victims and the ‘at risk’ develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed.  Profits from the retail stores help support the ministry. Emily also enjoys serving at Peachtree City First Baptist Church, working out at Pure Barre and gardening.