I am a laboratory technician in the Butman Lab. I am interested in nutrient cycling, carbon dynamics, and greenhouse gas production in freshwater ecosystems and how those biogeochemical processes affect ecosystem function. I have been lucky enough to work in lakes, streams, and wetlands across Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Copper River Delta in Cordova, Alaska, and now the great state of Washington. I completed my Master's degree in Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I studied carbon cycling and methane gas production in a eutrophic lake.
In the Butman lab, I can usually be found calibrating a sensor, troubleshooting a gas chromatograph, or dreaming up new ways to communicate aquatic research to scientists and non-scientists alike. When I'm not in the lab, I'm usually running, hiking, or kicking it with my doggo friend, Barnabas.