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Paloma Spina

EnvE and SES'17

Paloma Spina, EnvE and Science of Earth Systems '17, is a Rawlings Presidential Scholar who has been involved in research investigating how the architecture of organic matter assemblies on mineral surfaces controls the trapping of different organic contaminants within organo-mineral matrices at a Research Technician in the BEE Aristilde Lab.  Her honors thesis is on the adsorption dynamics of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen onto mineral soils.  She will be continuing with the lab after graduation.  She is also involved with aquaponics, working towards sustainably growing fish and lettuce in Chile.  She presented a research poster at the AGU annual meeting, "Does forest age affect carbon and nitrogen adsorption in mineral horizons"?  She was a TA for BEE 2510 Engineering for a Sustainable Society, and has been a tree climbing instructor and outdoor odyssey guide.  [Double major, EnvE and ESE, ESE Concentration: Biogeochemistry, CoE]