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Theresa received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in 2013 and a Master of Science in Ecotoxicology in 2016 from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. As part of the Master’s she participated in two scientific internships, one as a student intern and field assistant at Rifcon GmbH, Germany and one at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Theresa was a PhD student in the field of aquatic ecotoxicology at the IMDEA Water institute. Her research was part of the Water JPI funded project “Impacts of MicroPlastics in AgroSystems and Stream Environments (IMPASSE)”. Within the project she was focusing on the occurrence and fate of microplastics in a Mediterranean river watershed as well as the effects of microplastics on freshwater organisms. She has supervised a Bachelor’s and a Master’s thesis on the effects of microplastics on freshwater invertebrates and fish. Furthermore, she has presented her research at several international conferences and has published four papers in international journals.
Nowadays she is a support reserarcher and her contract is financed through the agreement between the Community of Madrid (Regional Board of Education, Universities, Science and Spokesperson´s Office) and the IMDEA Water Foundation for the direct granting of a grant of 1,135,000.00 euros to finance the performance of actions in the field of research on SARS-COV2 and the COVID-19 disease financed with REACT-EU resources from the European Regional Development Fund.