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Graduate Student of the Week: Katie Balaze


Canton, MI

Previous degrees

Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University

Who is your adviser and what are you studying?

Dr. Hunt, Stormwater Management

What first made you interested in this field?

I like the intersection of biology, water, and design.

What do you like most about BAE as a field or the department?

I like how applied our research is, and our department is full of great people.

What is a little known or fun fact about you?

I once trained drug sniffing dogs.

A college sports memory:

Drinking hot chocolate in the snow at MSU football games.

Best field work story:

Most people just ask me what I am doing, but one time someone asked me if I was with the police because of the state vehicle plates.