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Emily Klawiter

Environmental Science

Emily Klawiter is pursuing a career in water resource science thanks to Creighton’s many research opportunities for undergraduates. Working alongside faculty who act as mentors, Bluejays are engaging in work that sets them on a path for success.  

Q. Where are you from? 

A. Seymour, Wisconsin. It's near Green Bay.    

Q. Can you explain the kind of research you did at Creighton? 

A. We looked to see if the water quality is healthy for insects and invertebrates. We tried to see lots of diversity, which would mean that the ecosystem as a whole and all its different components are working well together.  

Q. What was your overall research experience like? 

A. Reseach was fundamental to my Creighton experience. It's part of the reason I chose Creighton, and I think it's been phenomenal in preparing me for graduate school.   

Q. Do you feel like you were prepared for your next step?

A. Yeah, 100%. I felt prepared because of the research I've completed. I’m now studying water resource science, which involves water quality and the sort of things that we already looking at in undergraduate research. Being able to already understand this kind of work has been phenomenal.

Q. Would you recommend that students interested in conducting research come to Creighton? 

A. Yes. There are so many research opportunities, and it's so easy to get involved. It's as simple as emailing a professor and asking if they have space in their lab. Nine times out of ten they're going to try and get you in because they want to work with students. I emailed Father (John) Shea, and within a month I was involved in the lab.