Jeni Keisman, PhD

Jeni with graduation cakeJeni Keisman successfully defended her PhD dissertation at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University on April 10. Jeni's thesis was titled "Species effects on nutrient cycling in forests: A study of leaf litter's role in shaping soil microbial communities and nutrient recycling". In her current position as a Water Quality Analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Program, Jeni worked part-time to finish her dissertation with her thesis advisor Dr. Lars Hedin from Princeton, with access to Jess Parker and Pat Megonigal's labs at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Jeni has now begun working at the Chesapeake Bay Program full-time and looks forward to simplifying her life.