Fiona Connor, EIT, joined PCI in 2023 as an Assistant Engineer. She recently completed her Master of Science degree in Environmental Systems: Environmental Resources Engineering at Cal Poly Humboldt. During graduate school, she was a student researcher at the Arcata Marsh Research Institute, where she performed regular water quality analyses and pond/wetland surveying and led algal growth pilot projects. Her interdisciplinary thesis focused on quantifying the effectiveness of microplastic removal in natural treatment systems and the impact that microplastics have on sedimentary bacteria and associated nitrogen cycling. She is excited to continue developing her problem-solving and ecological skills at PCI.