Congratulations to our very own Olivia Lestrade who is one of the winners of two $1,500 scholarships sponsored by the Mississippi Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association. Olivia started this fall as a graduate student in the Fisheries Oceanography and Ecology lab studying the association of microplastics and juvenile fishes within and outside of sargassum features. She recently attended the Air & Waste Management Association Southern Section meeting in Nashville, TN where she accepted her scholarship and presented her future research.
Pictured above, left to right: Dallas Baker (MS director of the Southern Section of Air & Waste Management Assoc.), Olivia Lestrade (the University of Southern Mississippi scholarship winner), Laura Wilson (Mississippi State scholarship winner), Scott Freeburn (President of the Air & Waste Management Assoc.)