I will be defending my PhD in Biology in the Spring of 2020. My research focuses on plastic pollution in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. I work in an engineering lab and apply complex, analytical approaches to better understanding the role of polluted plastics.
I wish to contribute to marine research, particularly with marine mammals as I have conducted field work with endangered killer whales in the past but am also open to working with other types of biota.
For five years I taught classes at my university. I also participate in many science outreach events each year as I feel that it is our duty as scientists to engage with the public and disseminate our research whenever possible.
-In charge of disseminating science to the public
-On the topic of plastic pollution
-Create short videos on a range of subjects relating to plastic pollution and marine conservation
-Attend conferences and meetings to promote research and awareness
-Funded via Research Assistantship
-Conducting PhD research on plastic pollution
-Topics include microplastics, microplastics and marine biota, Raman Analysis, Microplastics and human health, contact lenses as a form of environmental pollution, sewage sludge and microplastics
-Started teaching BIO 282 Conceptual Approach for Bio Majors II lab (three hours) twice weekly
-Promoted to head TA
-Worked on redesigning the course several times
-Was promoted to one of two Barrett Honors labs
-Mentored 55 students into getting research or internship positions
-76% were young women