blog postsGail Kampmeier: EntomologistMar 28, 2017 12:00 pm0 views After taking a winding path into science, entomologist Gail Kampmeier went on to have a long career in biodiversity informatics and plant virus epidemiology.Zoe Zaloudek: GIS SpecialistMar 28, 2017 9:30 am0 views University of Illinois alumna Zoe Zaloudek first began working at the Illinois State Water Survey as a GIS intern for FEMA’s Floodplain Map Modernization project. She joined the Midwestern Regional Climate Center in March 2010.Srirupa Ganguly: Process Development EngineerMar 27, 2017 8:45 am12 views Srirupa Ganguly loves that her role enables her to work on ideas to upgrade wastewater to make it useful.Brenda Molano-Flores: Plant EcologistMar 24, 2017 1:00 pm95 views Brenda Molano-Flores collects the data needed to conserve rare plants through her applied ecology research program, all while mentoring the next generation of scientists.Beth Hall: Director, Midwest Regional Climate CenterMar 23, 2017 12:15 pm45 views Beth Hall, director of the Midwest Regional Climate Center, is proud of building a program that directly links science to stakeholders' needs and of the impact her team has across the nine-state Midwest region.Eve Hargrave: Skeletal AnalystMar 23, 2017 8:45 am13 views Eve Hargrave became interested in archaeology as a teenager. After watching a prehistoric burial excavation she began a 35+ year career in bioarchaeology, the study of human remains and mortuary features from archaeological contexts.Beth Meschewski: Research SpecialistMar 20, 2017 3:45 pm48 views Beth Meschewski says the best part of her job with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center is that she gets to work on her two favorite things: saving the planet and fixing problems.Jennie Atkins: Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring ProgramMar 20, 2017 8:45 am26 views Environmental chemist Jennie Atkins has always been curious about how things work and why things are the way they are.Laura Keefer: Surface Water Hydrology and HydraulicsMar 17, 2017 4:00 pm51 views Laura Keefer believes her career at the Illinois State Water Survey chose her—and it seems to have chosen well, as Keefer has been with ISWS since 1986 and now leads the Surface Water Hydrology & Hydraulics Section. Susan Post: EntomologistMar 17, 2017 12:00 pm282 views Inspired by family and 4-H, Susan Post "took the road less traveled," and became an entomologist when there were few women in the field.Madeleine Evans: Lithic AnalystMar 16, 2017 9:45 am110 views Madeleine Evans doesn't remember what made her choose archaeology as a career, but she's never regretted it. Evans, who has been with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey since 1993, is a lithic analyst. Alison Stodola: Aquatic BiologistMar 15, 2017 9:00 am164 views Aquatic biologist Alison Stodola turned her love of science and stream species into a career. Now she travels around the state, documenting fish and freshwater mussels.Andrya Whitten: Aquatic EcologistMar 8, 2017 6:30 pm248 views Aquatic ecologist Andrya Whitten always enjoyed science, but after her first high school environmental science class she was hooked.Tamira K. Brennan: ArchaeologistMar 8, 2017 9:00 am205 views Dr. Tamira K. Brennan is a Coordinator for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey's American Bottom Field Station in Fairview Heights, IL. Molly Woloszyn: Extension Climate SpecialistMar 8, 2017 8:15 am111 views A lifelong interest in weather (and a little healthy fear of tornadoes) led Molly Woloszyn to a career with the Illinois State Water Survey, where she focuses on helping people understand and plan for extreme weather and shifts in climate. Christine Parker: Avian EcologistMar 8, 2017 8:00 am138 views A lifelong love of wildlife led Christine Parker to pursue a PhD in avian ecology—time flies by when she's out tracking turkeys for her research.Lydia Moore Hart: Biological IllustratorMar 2, 2017 9:00 am27 views Lydia Moore Hart, together with Charlotte M. Pinkerton, created the original artwork that graced the pages of The Fishes of Illinois.