Ashley Cobbs is a Master of Environmental Studies candidate. Cobbs graduated from Ohio University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in forensic chemistry through the Honors Tutorial College. Her research interests include economically detecting metal contaminants in water through functionalized nanoparticles and remediating iron-poor acid mine drainage-impacted waterways through biochar. She is also a researcher on the Organic Waste Lifecycles, Food, Energy, and Water (OWL-FEWs) project funded by the National Science Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games with Bobcat Tabletop, reading, roller blading, playing video games, practicing Japanese and walking her dog. She was also born and raised in Hawaii.