Asta Zerue Habtemichael

  • Field of Study: Chemical Oceanography
  • Descriptor: Resourceful, Committed, Community-oriented leader


Asta Zerue Habtemichael (he/his) is a PhD candidate in Chemical Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and a trainee in the STEEP Superfund Research Program. He is a mixed-method researcher who combines social science and natural science research methods to study the effects of contaminants of emerging concern in the environment and public health. Asta’s planned professional trajectory revolves around refining our scientific, regulatory, and cultural understanding of chemical pollution, to design a more inclusive and integrated approach to address persistent pollutants.