Carissa Hipsher

Graduate Student/Edgerley Fellow
Graduate Student

Carissa is a PhD student in the Environmental Science Graduate Program. Before studying at OSU she earned a B.S. from Ball State University in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and a M.S. from The University of Maryland in Conservation Biology. She researches how dissolved organic matter from Lake Erie, the Maumee River, Grand Lake St. Mary's and other Ohio waters changes due to harmful algal blooms by using fluorescence spectroscopy and modeling using parallel factor analysis. She is passionate about understanding how these blooms develop in order to find better ways of predicting their formation, and how to minimize their impact on local communities in Ohio.

Areas of Expertise
  • Environmental Geochemistry
Education
  • B.S. from Ball State University in Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  • M.S. from The University of Maryland in Conservation Biology