Civil engineering major Erin Hylton has been named a 2014 Marshall Scholar, and will receive full support for two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. Hylton, who is currently studying in Brazil, has focused her academic and professional pursuits on water resource engineering and aims to devote her career to improving water resource access and quality in the developing world. With the support of the Marshall Scholarship program, Hylton will pursue a master’s degree in hydrology and sustainable development at Imperial College London, followed by a master’s degree in water science, policy, and management at the University of Oxford.
At UMD, Hylton has served as president of Engineers without Borders and as co-founder and president of Maryland Sustainability Engineering. She is a previous winner of two national scholarships—a 2012 Udall Scholarship and a 2013 Boren Scholarship.