IAN welcomes Qian Zhang

IAN welcomes Qian ZhangQian Zhang has joined UMCES as a monitoring data analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP). Within the CBP's Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting team, his main role is to develop statistical methods of data analysis that use the extensive data available through the CBP partnership to better understand factors that drive water quality patterns. Qian obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), in addition to two master degrees from JHU (one in environmental engineering and the other in statistics). He is both thrilled and thankful to have this opportunity to stay in the Chesapeake community and to continue contributing his skills toward Chesapeake Bay management and protection. Qian lives in Baltimore with his wife Claire and son Lucas. In his free time, he enjoys family road trips and playing soccer.