- BS, University of Chicago (Geophysical Sciences), 2012
- MS, University of Minnesota (Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering), 2020
I am interested in novel and realistic ways to cycle “waste” back into our food production system. My current research investigates whether sewage sludge incinerator ash can be a safe and effective P source in production agriculture by looking at its impact on soil fertility, chemistry, and microbiology.
I am also interested in how diversity, inclusivity, and equity (DEI) initiatives are designed and implemented in academia and environmental sciences. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my research interests or how to apply for graduate school.
Areas of Interest
Sewage sludge ash, Biosolids, Valorization of waste, Systems thinking/approach, Institutional change
- Ma, Persephone, and Carl Rosen. "Land application of sewage sludge incinerator ash for phosphorus recovery: A review." Chemosphere (2021): 129609.
- 2021 Michael H. Baker Award for Research
- 2021 CFANS Hunger Fighter
- 2021 President’s Student Leadership & Service Award
- 2021 Borealis Award: Little Red Oil Can — Student
- 2020-2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition
- 2021 University of Minnesota representative, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools competition
- 2020 U-Wide competition winner
- 2020 CFANS competition winner
- 2020 LAAS competition winner
- 2020-2021 Leadership in Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Fellow