Gloria Ambrowiak is a joint PhD student in environmental chemistry & technology and soil science, working with Matt Ginder-Vogel and Francisco Arriaga. She is originally from Kenosha, WI and did her BS at UW-Madison with a major in soil science and a certificate in environmental studies. She did her MS at Oregon State University in soil science with a minor in water resources. She worked as the manager of the OSU Crop and Soil Science Central Analytical Laboratory before coming back to the UW to do her PhD focusing on phosphorus speciation and bioavailability. She has too sweet old lady cats named Olivia and Turtle, and recently joined a hockey league.