My name is Anna Boegehold and I recently earned a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. I studied in Dr. Donna Kashian’s aquatic ecology lab. My dissertation research focused on invasive dreissenid mussels, specifically quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis). I studied how cyanobacteria impacts their reproduction, development, and physiology. I am interested in Great Lakes ecology, toxicology, urban ecology, the role of aquatic contaminants, and basically all things involving freshwater science. I will be starting a post-doc position in September 2018!
Aside from research, I participate in volunteer outreach and education opportunities. I frequently visit K-12 schools as a guest lecturer and have also hosted field trips for students. I have taught students about invasive species and aquatic ecology science and sampling. Three times a year, I join the Friends of the Rouge on their spring, fall, and winter benthic macroinvertebrate community based sampling.
My hobbies include hiking, summer gardening, doting on my 2 cats, video games, and improv comedy.