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Amy Rowe, PhD

Amy Rowe joined Rutgers Cooperative Extension in 2010 and is an Agriculture and Natural Resources County Agent for Essex and Passaic Counties. Amy earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers in Environmental Sciences. Her background is in water chemistry with a concentration on the fate and transport of contaminants. She has worked in stormwater management for more than 10 years and her outreach programming has focused on green infrastructure in urban environments and green jobs training programs. Recently, Amy has directed her efforts to waste reduction and she has performed both waste audits and food waste audits across the state. She has been studying the environmental impacts of waste and she teaches about ways to conserve resources and live sustainably.