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.
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.
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.