As an undergraduate I gained additional experience working with NOAA on an atmospheric chemistry/climate change project, studying climate impacts and resource management in the Mekong River watershed, and researching the development of rare earth elements in the Copper Harbor Conglomerate. After graduation I worked for a year in Alaska doing salmon habitat research and restoration with a local watershed non-profit. In the fall of 2012 I started a Master’s at the University of Wisconsin Geoscience Department studying hydrogeology under Dr. Jean Bahr.
In general I am interested in the connection between groundwater resources and streams. This semester I am funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center to work on a project seeking to better understand the source and susceptibility of baseflow to trout streams in the Driftless Area, WI and how this could be impacted in the future.
Megan now works as a Hydrologist at the USGS.