Michelle Natarajan, Laboratory Manager
M.S., University of Minnesota—Twin Cities: Land and Atmospheric Science, 2015
B.S., University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee: Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Education, 2005
Phone: (651) 433-5953 ext. 16
Michelle Natarajan joined St. Croix Watershed Research Station as the Lab Manager in the spring of 2014. She maintains lab equipment, ensures timely processing of samples, orders supplies and manages a team of permanent and temporary technicians and interns to carry out a variety of lab analyses. She also does most of the colorimetric analyses of lake sediments and waters to track changing concentrations and speciations of phosphorus, nitrogen and biogenic silica.
In her free time, Michelle can usually be found growing vegetables in her backyard, biking the extensive network of trails in the Twin Cities or cross country skiing in local parks. When she can get away, she also enjoys camping and traveling.