Michelle has extensive experience in water quality monitoring methods and data collection, analysis, and interpretation. She is skilled in fish (including larval fish), aquatic macroinvertebrate, and zooplankton identification and regularly leads laboratory analyses measuring the impacts of effluents and chemicals on water quality and aquatic communities. At GLEC, she has served as Project Manager for multiple projects for industrial, municipal, and government clients including the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and USEPA. Michelle has a M.S. in Aquatic Sciences from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Grand Valley State University..
GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.