University of Illinois PhD student Christine Atkinson conducts research with the Illinois State Water Survey.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a lawyer or a research scientist.
What drew you to your current field of study?
I like clean water and I respect the Illinois State Water Survey for striving to help everyone maintain this important resource.
What do you love about your work at PRI?
The Bondville Environmental and Atmospheric Research Site (BEARS) is my favorite part of working at PRI. This site collects environmental data and contributes to networks gathering information from many world-wide locations. We are fortunate to be part of such an effort.
How will your work impact future generations?
Valuable environmental data is being collected that will allow future generations to make informed policy decisions based on these data trends.