Jessica is an MSc student in the Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleolimnology lab at Utah State University. Originally from Minnesota, she received her BS in Earth Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. With a passion for the Western United States, she is interested in geology, biogeochemistry, and nutrient cycling. For her Masters, Jessica is working on quantifying nutrients in alpine watersheds deposited through atmospheric dust. Her primary field area is the Uinta Mountains, located in northeastern Utah. In her spare time she enjoys biking, camping and drawing/painting.
Kiersten is a Sophomore at Utah State University working towards a BSc in Watershed Science and Earth Systems. She is a Utah native and has a strong passion for the outdoors. In the EBPL, Kiersten has been working on sediment dating methods and the atmospheric deposition of nutrients in freshwater systems. Kiersten is interested in water chemistry, ocean circulation, and water quality and plans to do an MSc in Oceanography.