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Timothy Medina

Timothy Medina

Alumni Students, Cohort III, NERTO, Masters

M.S, Sustainability in the Urban Environment , Graduate

Cohort Level: Cohort - III

Career Goal: My career goal after I graduate from my current degree program is to be a leader owning multiple companies that will be a crucial stakeholder in the blue economy so that I can have the assets to build various sustainable cities.

Expected Graduation Date: August 29, 2021

Degree: M.S Sustainability in the Urban Environment

Research Title: Identifying Chemical Compounds of Microfiber Petroleum Concentrations Located at the Coastline of the Hudson River "working title"

Research Synopsis: The purpose of this research study is to measure the level of awareness New Yorkers have about marine textile debris and evidence of these fragments found in the Hudson River during 2016 using a survey. After the responses are analyzed, educational content about pollution caused by the garment industry will be developed for a campaign with collaborators from NOAA. If the projected responses on a geospatial map indicate level of awareness is low in a community of low income, then we should expect a higher amount of microfiber near that area. The demographic analysis and map projections will help us to understand microfiber distribution along the Hudson River Estuary and provide adequate educational content for the audience on microfiber pollution and its impacts.

The purpose of this research study is to measure the level of awareness New Yorkers have about marine textile debris and evidence of these fragments found in the Hudson River during 2016 using a survey. After the responses are analyzed, educational content about pollution caused by the garment industry will be developed for a campaign with collaborators from NOAA. If the projected responses on a geospatial map indicate level of awareness is low in a community of low income, then we should expect a higher amount of microfiber near that area. The demographic analysis and map projections will help us to understand microfiber distribution along the Hudson River Estuary and provide adequate educational content for the audience on microfiber pollution and its impacts.

CESSRST Consortium

CESSRST is led by The City University of New York and brings together Hampton University, VA; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PR; San Diego State University, CA; University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD; University of Texas at El Paso, TX.