M.S. University of Maine, 2005
My research background is in water resources and began when I was a scientific technician and later a graduate student at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research at the University of Maine. As a graduate student I examined groundwater hydrology and chemistry of an estuarine wetland in Acadia National Park. As an aquatic chemist at Bowdoin I run the environmental chemistry lab and collect water samples in the bay. My primary research concerns are the nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus, found in the waters of the bay. I enjoy working with Bowdoin students on their research project and lending a hand to Friends of Merrymeeting Bay with their occasional water quality testing needs.