Emily Beard Christman's
first seagoing experience was aboard the schooner HARVEY GAMAGE
during a semester at sea program.
She joined the NOAA Corps in 1984 after graduating from Indiana
University with a degree in geography/environmental studies.
She has served tours of duty aboard the NOAA Ships SURVEYOR,
OCEANOGRAPHER, McARTHUR, and WHITING, as well as temporary
assignments to RAINIER, RUDE, and RONALD H. BROWN, which together
took her as far south as Lima, Peru, as far north as Barrow,
AK, west to Hawaii and east - well, east, only to Georgia.
Shore assignments have included stints with the Pacific Marine
Environmental Laboratory, the Commissioned Personnel Center,
the Hydrographic Surveys Division, and the Office of Response
and Restoration. (One of the benefits of a NOAA Corps career
is the opportunity to see NOAA from many different perspectives!)
CDR Christman holds a USCG 1600 ton masters license and an
environmental policy masters degree from the University of
Maryland. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband
Budd, son Jack, and Kitty, the smartest dog in the world.