Steinman Lab Staff

Aaron Dunnuck

Aaron Dunnuck
Adjunct Research Assistant

Travis Ellens

Travis Ellens
Adjunct Research Assistant

Ellen Foley

Ellen Foley
Graduate Student

Michael Hassett

Michael Hassett
Scientific Technician
(616) 331-3945

Rachel Orzechowski holding a fish

Rachel Orzechowski
Adjunct Research Assistant

Kurt Thompson

Kurt Thompson
Research Associate
(616) 331-3091

headshot of Paris Velasquez

Paris Velasquez
Graduate Student

Steinman Lab Alumni

Research Associates / Technicians

  • Rachel Orzechowski (2018-2019). Current position: Contractor, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Muskegon, MI
  • Emily Kindervater (2017-2021). Current position: Director of Biology Laboratories, Hope College, Holland, MI
  • Nicole Hahn (2016-2018). Current position: Administrative Assistant, Choice Schools Associates, Wyoming, MI
  • Dave Kraff (2015-2017). Current position: Project Assistant, Groundswell Michigan, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Sara Damm (2011-2012). Current position: Laboratory Analyst, Muskegon County Wastewater Management System, Muskegon, MI
  • Maggie Oudsema (2009-2021). Current position: Developer, ITS Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Elaine Sterrett Isley (2008-2010). Current position: Director of Water Programs, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mary Ogdahl (2004-2015). Current position: Program Manager, Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Lori Nemeth (2001-2005). Current position: Homemaker, Albuquerque, NM


Visiting Scholars on Sabbatical

  • David Fowle, Ph.D. (2014). Current position: Professor and Associate Director of Environmental Studies Program, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Postdoctoral Advisees:

  • Lidiia Iavorivska, Ph.D. (2017-2018). Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Geraldine Nogaro, Ph.D. (2011-2014). Current position: Project Biologist, EDF Group, Paris, France
  • Nadia Gillett, Ph.D. (2010-2012). Current position: Biologist, Portland Water Bureau, Portland, OR
  • Kelly Wessell, Ph.D. (2005-2006). Current position: Professor, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Cortland, NY


Visiting Ph.D. Students:

  • Xiaomei Su (2016-2017). Current position: Scientist. Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Engineering, Jiangsu Provincial Academy of Environmental Sciences, Nanjing, China


Master’s Student Advisees:

  • Katy Sheets (2019-2021).
  • Paige Kleindl (2017-2019). Current position: PhD student, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • Kim Oldenborg (2016-2018). Current position: Northeast Lakeshore Total Maximum Daily Load Project Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI
  • Emily Kindervater (2015-2017). Current position: Director of Biology Laboratories, Hope College, Holland, MI
  • Delilah Clement (2014-2016). Current position: Associate Developer, Research Creative, Chicago, IL
  • James Smit (2012-2014). Current position: Field Biologist, ERM, Holland, MI
  • Whitney Nelson (2009-2011). Current position: Research Scientist, Novozymes Animal Health and Nutrition Division, Fayetteville, AR
  • Kelli Johnson (2007 -2010). Current position: Staff Scientist I, Bradburne, Briller & Johnson, LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Matt Cooper, Ph.D. (2007-2009). Current position: Research Scientist, Northland College, Ashland, WI
  • Jennifer Cymbola (2004-2007). Current position: Affiliate Professor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI


Undergraduate Students / Technical Call-Ins:

  • Jacquelyn Molloseau (2021)
  • Taylor Suttorp (2021)
  • Jane Johnston (2019-2020)
  • Hannah Shorkey (2020)
  • Rachel Orzechowski (2018-2019)
  • Devi Haria (2014)
  • Eric Tidquist (2011)
  • Carrie Hause (2010-2011)


NSF-REU Interns:

  • Brooke Ridenour (2017). Juniata College.
  • Muhidin Abdimalek (2015). University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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