Penn State University
I am currently a PhD candidate in Soil Science and Biogeochemistry and Penn State University where my work revolves around water quality and the preservation of our nation’s waterways. By combining elements of math, chemistry, geology, and biology, I work to understand sources of pollution to rivers and streams and calculate how much of a certain pollutant will end up in lakes, oceans, and estuaries. My work so far has focused on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, specifically the area surrounding the Susquehanna River. However, poor water quality is a problem in every corner of the country, and my research aims to identify and reduce the amount of pollutants making their way into oceans and harming aquatic ecosystems.