Dr. Laura Christianson is a Research Agricultural Engineer for the Freshwater Institute. Dr. Christianson finished her Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering (Co-Major: Sustainable Agriculture) at Iowa State University in December 2011 where her dissertation focused on improvement of agricultural drainage water quality through the use of denitrification “woodchip” bioreactors. During her Ph.D., Laura spent a year in New Zealand studying agricultural water quality and denitrification technologies as a Fulbright Fellow. Laura previously completed a M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University and a B.S. in Biosystems Engineering at Oklahoma State University.