My name is Amy Johnston and I am a graduate student living in the city of Boston. I am originally from the great state of Maine and have always loved exploring and studying the outdoors. I am very interested in how environmental science has allowed me to explore multiple disciplines and investigate new areas of research. Focusing as a geochemist and archaeologist, it is my job to understand what the environment was like long ago in context with past cultures and relate that to modern day environmental conditions. I love my research and am very excited about combining paleoclimate analysis with archaeological research to study the Gulf of Maine. I completed my undergraduate degree at Bates College in Biology with a minor in Anthropology/Archaeology and a concentration in Field and Natural Sciences. I am currently pursuing my M.S. in Environmental Science in the School for the Environment from the University of Massachusetts Boston. In my time away from graduate research, I enjoy swimming, running, and photographing the great outdoors. I hope to one day be back living in Maine and helping study and preserve the great outdoor areas and waters the state has to offer!