Jannatul completed her master’s degree in environmental science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a focus on technology and assessment in 2020. Her primary interests included soil contamination, demographics, and conservation. Her main goal with her work at the STEM Center was to improve sustainability by enhancing the planet’s environmental conditions starting with local communities. She also hoped to positively influence global environmental issues to benefit both nature and humans. As a graduate assistant at SIUE’s STEM Center, Jannatul was a program assistant for our YCITYSCI program and helped bring citizen science to youth underrepresented in STEM.