I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Ursuline College in 2018 and my Master’s degree in Biology from John Carroll University in 2022. My Master's research focused on conducting a periphyton diatom survey on Lake George, New York. I am currently a PhD student in the Environmental Science Department at the University of Toledo. To better constrain the impacts of land use change on aquatic ecosystems, my doctoral research study will characterize the diatom assemblages and associated geochemistry from sediment core records that have accumulated during the Anthropocene in West Lake Okoboji (Iowa, USA) and Lake Erie (Ohio, USA).

Species contributed

Brachysira confusa | Sellaphora schadei