Lily Gruenewald is currently a high school student attending Shorewood High School. She works in the Strickler Lab at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee as a lab intern since January 2017. Her future goal is to attend college for Marine Biology.
Currently, she works in the Strickler Lab. Their current research focuses on the effects of hydrostatic pressure on organisms, when combined with toxicity tests. Lily and the team work together on this research by performing classic EPA style toxicity tests, and use special designed equipment to apply hydrostatic pressure to their sets of experiments. They mainly work in Daphnia magna and Daphnia pulex for testing with freshwater organisms, and use Mysid and Artemia for saltwater. Their research is done through DROPPS II, which is part of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.