Hello! My name is Michaela! I’m a Junior majoring in Civil Engineering at the University of Arizona. Upon graduation, I plan to attend graduate school and study Environmental Engineering. Sustainable water resources on tribal lands is my primary interest of study and research as I plan to return to my native Navajo reservation and apply the vast well of knowledge I’m obtaining at my institution and at research experiences like this REU! I’m an avid runner and hope to complete my first marathon this fall! I greatly enjoy the outdoors which was what initially sparked my interest in environmental studies. I’m super excited for this research experience and can’t wait to work with other scientific intellectuals and apply my skills and talents.