Bayham is currently working as an environmental scientist with the Eastern Research Group, a company that does contract research with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, near Duke’s main campus.
Becca Bayham is a 2012 graduate from St. Louis who earned degrees in environmental sciences and earth and ocean sciences. During her time at Duke, she worked as a student science blogger for the DukeResearch blog, as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab analyzing geospatial data and as an intern with her home town’s first-ever sustainability director. Bayham also volunteered with the pre-orientation program Project WILD for four years, taking incoming freshman on two-week backpacking trips before their move-in days at Duke.
Bayham spent the summer of 2011 living and working in coastal Cocodrie, Louisiana, as part of a DukeEngage project with Bayou Grace Community Services. Her group worked in a community affected by the recent Gulf oil spill, restoring wetlands and teaching environmental science at a summer camp.