They're in the Denver/Ft. Collins area. Deanna Marguglio and Jacob Fuentes may be the only water quality researchers to be elected Homecoming king and queen in the same year. And they are also great examples of how a liberal arts education prepares you for careers you never thought about as an undergraduate. Deanna is the member education coordinator for the Gamma Phi Beta International sorority. As a part of her work, she has become an expert in distance learning and Learning Management Systems. (I'm pretty sure we didn't cover that in Analytical.) Jacob Fuentes is a sensory scientist with New Belguim Brewing - yes, that means what you think it means. He coordinates panels who taste and smell the beer and report the results - and he also identifies the chemicals which result in those tastes and aromas. Some marketing, some biology, and some chemistry - make a great beer.
If you're on Instagram, check out the Coe page - CWQL students are featured! If you're not on Instagram, you can see it here.
Good overview of the water quality situation in Iowa from Chris Jones, University of Iowa IIHR Research Engineer, on Iowa Public Radio. Take a listen to his interview, or, better yet, read the paper in PLOS One that the interview is based on. The work quantitates Iowa's contribution to the nitrate load which ends up in the Gulf of Mexico - and we're doing more than our share. It's worth your time.
Marty St. Clair is a chemistry and environmental studies professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.