3MT Contestant Spotlight | Natalie Redman
"I chose Hood College because I was interested in a lot of the classes they offered as part of the graduate Environmental Biology program."
Natalie Redman, Environmental Biology M.S.
- Environmental Biology (M.S.)
Hood College’s 6th annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, an internationally recognized event in which graduate students use one slide and three minutes to present their chosen research topic, was held virtually this spring due to COVID-19.
Natalie Redman, a current student in Hood's Environmental Biology program, won the people's choice award for her talk on "Establishing treatments of a new disinfectant for use in Atlantic salmon aquaculture." Natalie is currently the laboratory manager at the Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Please provide a brief bio including your educational and career background.
My name is Natalie Redman and I grew up in Frederick County, MD.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Biology and a concentration in Aquatic Science from Shepherd University. I started the Hood CollegeEnvironmental Biology master’s program in 2016.
I work as the laboratory manager at the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Why did you choose Hood College?
Why did you elect to speak about establishing treatment of a new disinfectant for use in Atlantic salmon aquaculture?
I elected to speak about this topic because the disinfectant is relatively new to the land-based recirculating aquaculture industry and it requires additional research before it is integrated into the disinfecting protocols of the industry.