My name is Joe Kalisch, and I am currently an undergraduate student studying science at Grays Harbor College. I have a passion for microbes, particularly as they relate to infectious disease control. As a member of the community who hunts and fishes, I am also very interested in understanding our environment. I am very excited for the opportunity to gain more hands-on research experience directly related to the ecosystem. When not studying or attending lectures, I volunteer in the microbiology laboratory at GHC and serve as a volunteer firefighter.