I graduated with my M.S. in Environmental Studies in 2017, where I examined how new counting protocols could produce better statistical models of water quality at less cost than traditional protocols. I previously worked as the lead analyst on an EPA project of northeast lakes to produce a diatom voucher flora for the region, with the aim of improving taxonomic consistency among analysts and producing more cohesive, analytically useful datasets. I then worked on a USGS grant aimed at improving diatom taxonomic consistency within stream biological assessments throughout the United States.

I am currently a medical student at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Diatoms are no longer my primary focus of research, but I remain infatuated with these fascinating organisms and believe they are important bioassessment tools to monitor and protect our water resources.

Genera contributed

Grunowia | Iconella