I earned an A.A.S. while I served on active duty in the United States Air Force. After an honorable separation, I continued on to earn my B.S. in Biology from Ball State University in 2020, during which time I encountered diatoms. I was so astounded by their beauty that I wanted to learn more about them, so in 2021 I began my master’s research. My research interests include evaluating diatom communities and their associations with environmental variables in Alaskan wetlands.

Species contributed

Eunotia pseudoparallela