Today’s blog post is brought to you by Danielle Fischer.
Hello, my name is Danielle. I am a graduate assistant in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s STEM Center working on the Youth-Led Citizen Science Network for Community Environmental Assessment (Y-CITYSCI). I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Science with a focus on chemistry and toxicology. My graduate research focuses on how insecticide (What is insecticide?) resistance affects the genetics of organisms. My role as a graduate assistant involves designing lesson plans, working with local STEM education providers, and providing exciting STEM activities for students in the community.
Studying and protecting the natural environment is very important to me. I have always enjoyed spending time surrounded by nature. I want to ensure that future generations have this opportunity as well. It is very important to give students the tools they need to become great citizens of the world.
I have worked previously as a science teacher in both middle and high school. My love for education and the environment has led me to pursue this degree. I am delighted to be able to work at the STEM Center combining all my passions! I hope to inspire the next generation to become stewards of our environment.