Though all aspects of biology fascinate me, the aquatic ecosystem and our impact on it are of special interest to me.  I began researching agricultural stream restoration while an undergraduate at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia before joining the graduate program at James Madison University in the Fall of 2015.  I currently work in Dr. May’s lab researching the endangered James Spiney mussel.  I addition to assisting with freshwater mussel research I am also investigating the current relationship between acid neutralizing capacity (ANC) and fish species richness in Shenandoah National Park for my graduate research.

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