We are very excited to introduce you to the newest member of MIPPR’s team. Win Cowger, also known as the trashiest researcher, is a PhD candidate and NSF graduate research fellow at the University of California, Riverside. He studies the sources, transport, and fate of plastic pollution in the environment. He has served on the Moore Institute’s Board of Directors since our inception. Win will be graduating in September and will be joining the Moore Institute team as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
Win was raised in Benicia, California where he graduated from high school. He attended community college at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa where he received an Associates’s Degree and then received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Iowa State University. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Science at the University of California, Riverside, and plans to graduate in September. Win’s dissertation focuses on understanding the transport of plastic pollution through rivers. Win is versed in field and lab research and has a strong background in data science and software development. Win is passionate about open data and open science and tweets often about both on his Twitter @Win_OpenData. In Win’s free time he climbs big walls in Yosemite and enjoys long hikes in the wilderness.