Chante’ Vines

Hometown: District Heights, MDIMG_2037


Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering – The Ohio State University (2015-)

B.S., Civil Engineering – Morgan State University (2015)



Research Interests:

Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas that is emitted from human activities in the United States. Hydraulic fracturing is a process where millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are used to break apart shale rock underground to release oil and natural gas, which is mostly comprised of methane. Fugitive methane leaks can occur from pipeline transportation and distribution systems as well as drilling operations during hydraulic fracturing. These leaks can lead  exacerbate climate change, among other potential impacts. My research will focus on baseline measurements of natural and fugitive methane before and during hydraulic fracturing.


Previous Experience:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Analyzed malaria and precipitation data from Kenya to determine the relationship between vector-borne disease and climate variables

National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

Evaluated the 2012 U.S. drought using modeled data from the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) database in comparison to observed data from the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) for soil moisture and precipitation in the US

National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD

Conducted research on contamination concentration in dreissenid mussels in the Great Lakes



Graduate Enrichment Fellowship (2015-2016)


Other Interests:

Traveling, Music, Singing, Reading, watching old movies

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