B.S., University of Wisconsin – River Falls: Art (emphasis in black & white photography), Minor in Geology, 2005
Phone: (651) 433-5953 ext. 15
Alaina joined the St. Croix Watershed Research Station full time in the fall of 2015 as a Laboratory Technician. She conducts various analyses of water and sediment samples on projects for staff scientists at the Research Station and other outside agencies. Most of her work takes place in the Main Lab using a variety of analytical machines and chemicals. She also does fieldwork which includes sediment coring, water sampling, data collection and prairie burns.
Alaina took a circuitous path to this job as she earned a B.S. degree in Art but ended up falling for the sciences when she took an Intro to Geology course at UWRF. She then proceeded to take nearly every geology class that was offered. Consequently, due to Alaina’s extensive background in the arts, her graphic design, photography and other artistic skills are often called upon by the Research Station staff.
In her off hours, Alaina can be found out taking nature photographs, in her studio building stained glass windows, working on needlework projects or camping in the great outdoors.