Jennifer Bergner
​​​​​​​​​Jennifer Bergner

​​Graduate Student
Conservation Biology Program

Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio

Jennifer’s an aquatic molecular ecology research technician. While you’re reading that twice, she’s out saving the world’s largest supply of freshwater.

Jennifer works closely with CMU’s Institute for Great Lakes Research, helping current grad students who share her passion for conservation. She’s a big believer in students getting involved early in the college’s research opportunities.

A freshwater perspective. “The opportunities at Central have enhanced my knowledge of freshwater systems through course work, fieldwork within the Great Lakes basin with native and invasive species, and collaboration with CMU staff and agencies beyond the university.”

Challenge accepted. “My educational and professional experiences at CMU have challenged me to think independently as a student and a researcher, to participate as a team player, and supervise and teach undergraduate and graduate students.”

Securing the future. “I want to pursue a career advocating for the protection, conservation and restoration of our freshwater ecosystems.”



CMU has engaged learning down to a science

Highlights of CMU science degrees include:

  • CMU’s Institute for Great Lakes Research plays a lead role in preserving the world’s largest supply of fresh water.
  • CMU oversees a $10 million EPA grant to monitor and assess Great Lakes coastal wetlands with nine other universities.
  • A CMU biology researcher and his student assistants were first to discover evidence of Asian carp in the Great Lakes. They’re also doing research in Antarctica.

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