Fellowship institution:Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Project Title:Tracking Septic System Performance by Using Innovative Mass Spectrometric Approaches and Traditional Nutrient Measurements
Katherine Martin is a master’s student in the University of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences Graduate Program. She works in Dr. Michael Gonsior’s lab at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory on a collaborative project between Dr. Gonsior, Dr. Lora Harris, and Dr. Andrew Heyes. Her research focuses on developing a new multi-tracer approach to identify and trace septic system effluent. Her work will also compare the performance of older versus new nitrogen-removing septic systems. Katherine majored in geology with a concentration in geochemistry at Bryn Mawr College. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, hiking, and rock collecting.
See Katherine's posts to Fellowship Experiences, a blog written by and about fellows funded by Maryland Sea Grant.