Karada Tudor

Karada Tudor
Karada Tudor
Karada Tudor Karada Tudor
Associate Research Specialist
office. Barstow Hall 13
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degrees:

2015 - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Environmental Studies, Biology, Geographic Information Systems - University of Wisconsin-Superior – Dissertation/thesis topic: "Where Have All the Crayfish Gone? Change in Occurrence of Invasive and Native Crayfish in the St. Louis River Estuary Over 14 Years"

Current certifications:

[NAMEONMLY:SCHOOLNAMELONG] - Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certified in 2013

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection - Certified for Total Coliform and E. coli analysis of drinking water

Academic background:

Karada Tudor's research background began in 2013 when she started her undergraduate research at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Shon Schooler. Karada collected and analyzed data of invasive rusty crayfish within the St. Louis River freshwater estuary. Her research pertained to invasive rusty crayfish and their presence, and the ecological and environmental effects their populations have on the Lake Superior Basin. Karada currently works as an Associate Research Specialist with the Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) on campus. The majority of her work has been in partnership with the Great Waters Research Collaborative in an effort devoted to ending the problem of ship-mediated invasive species in the Great Lakes.

Research interests:

Currently Karada is interested in how invasive species impact the local wetlands and our Great Lakes. She would love to have the opportunity to further my research interests in watershed and water quality management on coastal wetlands to help me learn about ecosystem structure and function. She is interested in the human influences on wetlands and in ecosystem restoration and aquatic ecosystem development.

Non-academic interests:

Karada currently sits on the UW-Superior's Diversity and Inclusion committee. Much of her free time as a UW-Superior alumna in our community has been involved in advocating for LGBTQ+ folks and engaging with diversity outreach initiatives.  Karada is thrilled to work with this committee to develop programming, partnerships, and resources for the University to promote a strategic component in individual and University inclusion and success. She is also a book worm. In her spare time Karada hosts a queer book club for a community group called Prism, who collaboratively facilitates safe and accessible programs, meetings, supportive and social events for the LGBTQ+ community in the Northland.

Notable awards:

2015 Society of Wetland Scientists Mentoring Award

 2014 William and Olga Munnings Foundation Scholarship

2013 McNair Scholars Program Recipient

2013 Advancing Minorities in Science Scholars Project (AMIS)

2013 Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP)

2013 Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant (LUMRG)

2013 Gender Equity Awards Ceremony Breaking the Silence and Outstanding Ally Award

2012 Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG)

Area of knowledge:

Microbial analysis using IDEXX Colilert, Colilert-18, Enterolert, and HPC for Quanti-Tray/2000 tests to simultaneously detect and/or quantify E. coli, total coliforms, Enterococcus, and Heterotrophic bacteria.

Recent accomplishments:

Created the first LSRI Facebook page, where she updates, tracks, and boosts their social media presence, and currently serving as a member on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at UW-Superior.

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