Becca Philipps joined SREL as a research technician in March 2013 after completing her B.S. (Cum Laude) in water resources in January 2012 at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She also achieved a minor in aquaculture and gained experience as a fisheries technician with the USFS at the Hiawatha National Forest where she compared experimental feed versus traditional feed on the growth rates of rainbow trout. Previously, she had worked as an aquaculture technician at the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility in Bayfield, WI investigating the effect of lighting type on yellow perch growth rate. Becca loves all things outdoors and is an avid fisherwoman as well as an expert bowhunter (think Katniss!). Becca now has her sights set on an M.S. in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA and will be working with Gary Mills. Her thesis research will focus on the biogeochemical processes affecting the availability and accumulation of metals in amphibian larvae. She will be collaborating with Stacey Lance and David Scott in the Ecotoxicology Group.