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Rachel M Pilla

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Rachel Pilla is a postdoctoral research associate in the Environmental Sciences Division at ORNL. She received her BS in Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2013, her MS in Biology from Miami University in 2015, and her PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology with a certification in Applied Statistics from Miami University in 2021. Her research at ORNL focuses on understanding the spatial and temporal variability in greenhouse gas emissions in hydropower reservoirs, and designing advanced sensor and drone technology for high resolution data collection within and across systems.