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Meet Our Students - Kristin Ditzler Strock

Kristin Ditzler StrockWhat year and semester did you begin EES graduate studies?
Fall 2010

What degree are you pursuing?
Ph.D.

Who is your academic advisor?
Dr. Jasmine Saros

What prior degrees do you have?
B.S. in Biology from James Madison University
M.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Maine

Why did you choose to attend grad school at UMaine? Why did you choose EES?
I chose to get a graduate degree at UMaine because I was interested in the exciting research being undertaken by UMaine scientists that examines a wide variety of issues related to the quality of lake and stream ecosystems.  I chose EES because it allowed me to pursue a wide variety of different scientific disciplines in both class work and in my research.

What have been your favorite classes at UMaine so far?
Just a few of my favorite classes so far are BIO 688 Global Change and Freshwater Ecosystems with Dr. Jasmine Saros, BIO 597 Advanced Statistics for the Environment with Dr. Brian McGill, and BIO 572 Paleoecology with Dr. Jasmine Saros.

What has been your most rewarding research experience and why?
My most rewarding research experience was exploring exciting and unique lake ecosystems in Greenland.

 What advice do you have for prospective graduate students?
Explore as many of the opportunities the University has to offer.

Are you interested in mentoring undergraduates?
No.

 

 


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