Morgan is pursing a Master's Degree at Virginia Tech in water systems engineering. Her studies focus on conducting research on how water systems are being affected by climate change. Morgan says her desire to study and research water systems came from a personal experience while growing up in a town experiencing water shortages. She became passionate on resolving the issue and even won a scholarship from the New York Association of Water Companies to continue her work.
In addition to her studies at Virginia Tech, she works as a facilitator in rural middle schools in Virginia to advocate for students to learn about engineering, and this fall she was a keynote speaker at the University of Missouri at a conference to encourage undergraduate students to consider majoring in engineering.
Astoundingly, Morgan has also been selected as the student winner in both the American Society of Civil Engineers innovation contest, and the Waterlogic essay contest where she entered an independent project focused on water conservation.
She ultimately hopes to find a career in consulting, as she plans to translate her research expertise into practice in order to serve communities like her hometown as they respond to water supply problems.