Ellie Wenger

Ellie is a Research Technician in the Chemistry Department at SCCWRP. She attends California State University, Long Beach, where she is pursuing a M.S. in microbiology. She received her B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Northern Colorado.

Education

M.S., Microbiology, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California, expected Dec. 2018

B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 2013

Areas of Expertise

Ellie Wenger is a technician who specializes in using cell-based assays to detect harmful contaminants in aquatic environments. Her current research is assessing the potential of utilizing bioassays along with chemical composition analysis to monitor water quality.

Professional Experience

Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA. August 2018- Present

Laboratory Assistant, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA. June 2018- August 2018

Biology Lab Instructor Chapman University August 2016 – Present

Graduate Lab Tech, California State University Long Beach August 2015 – May 2018

Biology Lab Instructor California State University Long Beach August 2014 – May 2018

Graduate Student Researcher, California State University Long Beach. August 2014 – June 2015

Laboratory Assistant, University of Northern Colorado Biology Department. Greeley, Colorado. May, 2012 – June, 2013

Laboratory Assistant, University of Northern Colorado Biology Department. Greeley, Colorado. September, 2011 – June, 2013

Honors and Awards

CSU Graduate Research Summer Fellowship, 2016

Society of Wetland Scientist Graduate Student Grant, 2016

Reish Award, 2016

LA Rod and Reel Club Graduate Scholarship, 2016

Southern California Academy of Sciences, 2016

Southern California Tuna Club Graduate Scholarship, 2015, 2016

COAST Graduate Student Fellowship, 2015

Denver Scholarship, 2009 - 2013

Selected Presentations and Conference Proceedings

2017. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting– Presentation: The impacts of sea level rise on decomposer communities in California salt marshes. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2017. California State University Research Competition – Presentation: The impacts of sea level rise on decomposer communities in California salt marshes– 1st place winner. Long Beach, California.

2016. Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting– Poster: The impacts of sea level rise on decomposer communities in California salt marshes. Monterey, California.

2013. University of Northern Colorado. Student Research Day – Poster: Male Mate Choice and the Avoidance of Inbreeding Depression in the Marine Copepod Tigriopus californicus (Harpacticoida, Copepoda). University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.