Nemmi Cole

University of Southern California

Nemmi Cole

Nemmi Cole received her bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering in 2011, her master’s degree in civil engineering in 2014, and her PhD in civil and environmental engineering in 2021 — all from Florida A&M University (FAMU), Tallahassee. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, where she conducts investigations around community-driven epidemiology for environmental justice, collects and analyzes drinking water quality data for southern California, and addresses environmental justice disparities in communities facing economic hardship. While at FAMU, she was an environmental engineering coach/mentor at the Mobley-Thompson Summer Academy, where she helped hone students’ skills in entrepreneurship, business strategy, and profit and data analysis. As a student, she represented the State of Florida as a Federal Affairs Fellow with the Executive Office of the Governor, Washington D.C., served as a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow, and was a program assistant to the deputy secretary of regulatory programs, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. She completed a variety of internships, including one for the Poland Civil Infrastructure Systems Program (Krakow, Poland). Nemmi’s current research is a cross-sectional population-based investigation — analyzing the association of water quality and sociodemographic variabilities in Florida. As a future faculty member, her objective is to teach students how to apply all of their acquired skills in the real world.

Research Interests

Trends in Drinking Water Quality