Marie Schaedel

452 Alderman Hall

1970 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Julie Grossman
Applied Plant Science

B.A. Carleton College, Biology 2015


Marie (she/her/hers) earned her B.A. in Biology at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. After graduating in 2015, she stayed at Carleton to work as an Educational Associate in her advisor's lab studying bacterial wilt disease in tomato plants. To gain more field experience outside the lab, Marie served as a Peace Corps Environment and Food Security Volunteer in Togo, West Africa. Her principal projects in Togo included supporting girls' education in the sciences as well as introducing rabbit husbandry as income-generating activity among farmers' cooperatives. As a Ph.D. candidate in the Grossman Lab, Marie now works in Rwanda to understand microbial diversity and nutrient cycling in perennial forage systems. Marie is a vegetarian and cross-country skier. 

Areas of Interest

microbial ecology, tropical agriculture, sustainable intensification, climate change, nitrogen cycling, microbiomes