I am queer and I am a microbial ecologist. //
I am working on finding microbial solutions to combat climate change. I recently earned my PhD from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and moved to North America for a postdoctoral position at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Montréal, Canada. I am passionate about bringing arts and science together and about building a more inclusive scientific community (see https://500womenscientists.org/ for more info), and you can follow me on Twitter @RuthLSchmidt.