Carrie earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science with a focus on ecosystem restoration from The Ohio State University in 2017. She also received a minor in the EEDS (Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability) program. During her time at Ohio State, Carrie traveled on the Antarctica study abroad program to study the impacts of climate change and worked with Dr. Hix and graduate students on the restoration of the Wayne National Forest.
Carrie is excited to continue with her studies at Ohio State by focusing on plant pathology in Dr. Bonello’s lab. Her thesis will focus on the new disease affecting American beech trees in northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania that is presently called Beech Leaf Disease.