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Finding her place at Lake Erie

Alex discovered her passion, her community for water quality science at Stone Lab’s research facility.

Alex Kushnir’s first love has always been water. It’s what drew her to become a rower growing up in Ravenna, Italy, near the Adriatic Sea coast. A standout for the Italian national team, Kushnir came to Ohio State on an athletics scholarship. However, she discovered a passion outside rowing as well, studying water science. It wasn’t long before she found the ideal summer home: Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory on Lake Erie. There, she’s been mentored by world-renowned researchers cleaning up the lake for future generations. This is her story.

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