Holly Cannon Welsh of Blacksburg is the CSES Distinguished Recent Alumnus for 2014. Holly earned a BS (magna cum laude) in Environmental Science in 2006. She is employed by Eastern Research Group. There she serves as the lead technical researcher for the US EPA’s Watersense program. Holly calculates emissions reductions estimates from coal mine methane recovery and use projects, conducts pre-feasibility assessments for dairy and swine farms, and delivers non-CO2 emissions estimates for EPA’s greenhouse gas inventory, among many other duties.