Eden Hataley

Master’s Student, Environmental Studies

I am a Master’s of Environmental Studies candidate. I received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Chemistry from Queen’s University in June 2018. I am interested in understanding the processes that determine the behaviour and fate of pollutants in our environment. My honours thesis involved applying fluorescence spectroscopy to monitor contaminated water samples from a simulated oil spill experiment. I am currently investigating the interaction between two pervasive pollutants, microcystins and microplastics, in freshwater ecosystems. I believe that science is for everyone and have recently come to understand the power of effective Science Communication and its role in bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and public policy. My love of travel and exploring unfamiliar environments has reinforced my desire to join the movement to protect our Earth. I am keenly aware that better is to be had and relentlessly seeking how.