Florence Ling

Fulbright-University of Exeter Scholar Award

Florence Ling received her B.A. in Environmental Earth Science from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. in Geosciences from Pennsylvania State University focusing on Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy. She is now an Assistant Professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she teaches Environmental Science and has conducted research with over 20 undergraduate students. 

Florence’s passion for the environment began in college when she conducted her first environmental geochemistry research project on the treatment of Arsenic-contaminated drinking water. Afterwards, she began taking classes on the environment and in geology. Her interest was further driven by the applicability of environmental earth science to helping others. 

As a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the University of Exeter, Florence will examine mining contamination around Cornwall, England. She seeks to treat mine waste, while also recovering valuable minerals for the renewable energy transition to slow climate change.