Katie VanDooren

Hello all! I am a junior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and I am studying environmental science. Being raised in the Midwest, I have experienced the power that water has over society by way of flood events and water quality concerns, and once I began my time at Drake, I developed a desire to understand aquatic systems from a scientific approach as well.

For the past year I have had the privilege to work closely on the Raccoon River project with Dr. Levi and fellow undergraduate research assistants. I have also spent time assisting with a stream ecosystem health assessment and a bird biodiversity study at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt.