My name is Jacob Feistner, and I am a second year Hydology student at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, MT. I have enjoyed learning about the importance of water, how to measure, and different ways to analyze it. My interests are especially directed towards water quality in high mountain lakes and how they can be used as early indicators of atmospheric pollutants and climate change. I have spent the summer of 2012 as an Reu intern studying high mountain lakes in the Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness. Along with being interested in water quality, I am first and foremost a husband and a father of two sons. I was able to include my family in some of my research activites this summer and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My immediate goals are to finish the Associates program in Hydrology at SKC and my future goals are to work towards ensuring good water quality and an adequate supply to everyone living on the Flathead Indian Reservation.