Susan joined the staff of the Great Lakes Center as a Senior Research Support Specialist in 2013. During her undergraduate years she worked as a research assistant at the National Center for Water Quality Research for three years and also as teaching assistant/laboratory prep for her department. She also conducted Scuba based research in Western Lake Erie in 2010, which focused on common invasive species.
Susan’s research is focused on benthic ecology, taxonomy and monitoring benthic invertebrates in the Great Lakes. She collects samples from the EPA’S R/V Lake Guardian, and counts and identifies benthic organisms as outlined by the Great Lakes Long-term Biological Monitoring Program.
B.S., Environmental Science, Heidelberg University, 2013