As an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Biology, there is never a shortage of problems to solve. Fellowshipping with Mother Nature herself is at the core of most solutions. Learning and understanding the intricacies of nature's systems is my curriculum.
One problem so close to my heart is water. Water is such a basic compound, yet everything is comprised of it. Every living thing needs water to survive. Wars have been started because of water-related crises. Three days without water and you are sure to perish.
For those with limited access to water, surviving is an uphill battle.
In Menomonie, Wisconsin there is a surplus of water, yet accessibility to it is being threatened by the presence of a very small but mighty neurotoxin-producing cyanobacteria. With all my preparation and dedication to uniting science with social responsibility, I am greatly honored to be working on a project that aims to biogeochemically remediate the watershed.