Lydia Johnson

Master’s Student, Environmental Studies

Growing up along the north shores of Lake Superior, I feel as though have a deep-rooted connection to the earth and all it has to offer, which has inspired me to pursue the field of Environmental Studies. I received my Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science with Biology from Lakehead University in 2020. During my undergraduate degree I collected data in southern Patagonia on presence and absence of micro- and macroplastics in remote areas. I am currently investigating the use of Two-Eyed Seeing in partnership with IISD-Experimental Lakes Area and Grand Council Treaty 3 to approach microplastic contamination in freshwater lakes. My goal as a graduate student is to research a meaningful topic that I can use to make change, and I am excited to pursue this in the QE3 lab. You can find me on Twitter @limnologylydia.