I am an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and I am currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Applied Ecology. I am especially fond of freshwater ecosystems since I grew up going camping and fishing with my family. It was through these fishing trips that I learned of the intricacy of freshwater ecosystems and grew to appreciate their inner workings. I hope that I can share this knowledge with the world even if it takes one diatom at a time.