About Nia's Work

Nia Bartolucci (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Fulweiler lab at Boston University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with a focus in ecosystems science from Mount Holyoke College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2017. Growing up on a small island in the Pacific Northwest she has always had a special affinity for the ocean and coastal systems. Now getting her Ph.D. in Marine Biogeochemistry, she gets to spend copious amounts of time working in and studying coastal ecosystems. Specifically, she studies how climate change and other anthropogenic impacts are affecting the biogeochemistry and ecosystem function of coastal wetlands. She is motivated to conduct research that has direct implications for management and policy. She believes that climate change is one of if not the greatest threat to humanity that we currently face – yet she is hopeful that collectively we can make positive, productive change for a more sustainable future. She hopes to pursue a career that will center around using science to increase the resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities while also working on nature-based climate solutions to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Nia is also committed to mentoring in the hopes of helping to make science more equitable, accessible, and diverse. She has had the great fortune to serve as a mentor for Mount Holyoke’s Peer Learning Undergraduate Mentor program, Mount Holyoke’s Restoration Ecology Summer Scholars’ Program, Boston University’s Greater Boston Area Research Opportunities for Young Women (GROW) program, and as a research mentor in her lab. Outside of doing science she loves to play soccer, rock climb, bake, and spend time with her friends.