I am a Ph.D. student working with Dr. William Clements in the Aquatic Ecotoxicology Laboratory. I have graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. at Colorado State University in Wildlife Biology and Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, respectively. Most of my previous experience has been in fisheries biology. However, I have discovered a passion for understanding how contaminates affect aquatic communities and their ecosystems. I will be focusing on a project evaluating habitat restoration effectiveness on brown trout and aquatic invertebrate communities from the Upper Arkansas River, near Leadville, Colorado. I am also interested in the evolutionary consequences of heavy metals exposure to aquatic invertebrate communities in a variety of environmental contexts.