Profiles of Women Working In STEM

Stefanie Kroll

Stream Ecologist


Stefanie A. Kroll, Ph.D. is Assistant Research Faculty for the Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Department at Drexel University and Watershed Ecology Section Leader at the Patrick Center for Environmental Research. Dr. Kroll has been using insects as indicators of water quality in Spain, New York State, and Pennsylvania for a decade. She now runs a laboratory using macroinvertebrate (insects and other small invertebrates) samples from streams throughout the region for research questions and water quality studies. Dr. Kroll is the Project Science Director for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, a collaborative program with over 50 non-profit environmental organizations throughout the Basin. She has a PhD in ecology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY, studying human effects on rivers and potential changes due to climate change. Her post-doctoral position was in Cornell University’s Department of Entomology. She completed a master’s degree at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Albacete, Spain where she studied rivers for the Regional Water Research Center for regional governmental agencies that managed aquatic resources. She currently volunteers with the Raritan Headwaters Association and is an Advisory Board Member for the Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership and works with ANS’ Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) program. Her previous work includes forest inventory, program support for a nonprofit environmental organization, fish and macroinvertebrates community assessment of Onondaga Lake, stream surveys throughout Spain, and working in Spanish interpretation and translation.

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