Josie Bliss is studying biology with a focus in evolution at the University of Iowa. She works in the Neiman Lab on campus, studying a species of ploidy-polymorphic aquatic snail called Potamopyrgus antipodarum. Josie will be measuring oyster settlement in the estuary and looking into the efficacy of using vertical oyster gardens in the east end canal system. She will be measuring changes in oyster density, size and estimating filtration rates. She enjoys watching Star Trek, reading comics, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. and is extremely excited to be interning at SCCF this summer!