Elisabeth Cianciola has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Trinity College, where she conducted research in areas as diverse as water quality sampling in urban rivers, rain garden design, and the taxonomy of algae. She recently completed an M.S. in Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire, where she taught courses focused on wetland and freshwater resources. Her Master’s thesis research focused on the development of a protocol for monitoring algae in Great Bay Estuary. She is currently an Aquatic Scientist at the Charles River Watershed Association.