Maricia graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2018 with a B.S. in Chemistry. She worked for two years at a Minnesota chemical company called Ecolab. At Ecolab she worked in the Corporate Polymer Technology department as a formulation chemist and later moved to the Quality Control department. While she enjoyed working in the private sector, she wants to pursue a career in academia. Maricia started in Land and Atmospheric Science graduate program as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2020.
Jon Stelling graduated in January 2020 with his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Lehigh University. He is currently working as a postdoc at the Marcell Experimental Forest on a collaborative project with Toner’s lab group and the U.S. Forest Service. His research is focused on understanding water budgets and associated hydrologic processes in peatlands using water stable isotopes (H & O) and water table fluctuation analysis.