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Program: OSG Summer Scholars
Assignment: As a Water Quality Evaluation intern with the U.S. EPA in Newport, Rosalyn conducted research focused on ensuring the sustainability of water resources in the face of climate change and other human stressors. She aid in identifying the factors which result in the expression of nutrient impairments. Results of these studies may be used to develop nutrient criteria to protect Oregon estuaries from anthropogenic nutrient inputs or to predict how water quality in estuaries may change in the future. Follow her adventures on Twitter: @SeeRosalynSea
Education: Rosalyn is pursuing a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology with a specialization in Aquatic Toxicology from the University of California, Davis, and is expecting to graduate June 2016.
Professional and Research Interests: Rosalyn's interest in anthropogenic stressors on aquatic health stems from a passion for fish and a desire to preserve the habitats they live in. Her interests include chemical fate and toxicants in fresh and salt water environments. Primarily, she is involved with research conducted on plastics and synthetic materials' effect on aquatic systems - specifically marine debris - and her undergraduate research has focused on adsorptions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) on plastics and their impacts on embryonic development.