Emily has experience in aquatic ecology in Michigan and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is also working on her Master’s degree in Biology/Aquatic Ecology from Oakland University. Her thesis project focuses on the utilization of cotton fabric as a means of measuring organic-matter decomposition in streams in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. With experience in aquatic fieldwork, she spends her time with CISMA surveying for aquatic invasive species, like the newly invasive European Frogbit. In her spare time, Emily likes to travel to Michigan’s parks for camping, hiking, kayaking, biking, and some occasional bird-watching.