I am an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Science at Drexel University with a minor in Climate Change. I have been researching and learning about diatoms at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia under the care of Dr. Marina Potapova. It has been an amazing opportunity to work with new microscope technology and to learn more about diatoms and freshwater systems. The most interesting thing about diatoms to me is how climate change affects their populations, and in turn, how that change could impact ecosystems. Apart from diatoms, I am interested in studying changing weather patterns and other systematic environmental changes as a result of climate change.