Cheryl Carmack joined Charleston Waterkeeper in 2012 as an intern, quickly becoming the organization’s water quality specialist. As a graduate student in the College of Charleston’s Masters of Environmental Studies Program, Cheryl helped lead the establishment of Charleston Waterkeeper’s water quality monitoring program.

With a keen eye for detail and a love for science, Cheryl, now a proud graduate of her masters program, serves as Charleston Waterkeeper’s full-time staff scientist. Cheryl oversees the organization’s water quality monitoring program, including the maintenance and operation of our certified laboratory–a joint initiative with the College of Charleston’s Hydrochemistry Laboratory. When Cheryl’s not in the field pulling samples or in the┬álab, she’s out in the community engaging with the public about water quality issues.