Corinn Rutkoski

Corinn  Rutkoski
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Dual Major
  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
  • Department of Integrative Biology
  • College of Natural Science


Corinn is a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology researching soil microbial ecology in agricultural systems with Dr. Sarah Evans. She is interested in how conservation practices on farms alter the structure of soil microbial communities and improve soil function. Corinn is currently researching Prairie Strips, an agricultural practice in the Midwest, U.S. that involves converting zones of farmland to perennial prairie. Corinn received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Loyola University Chicago in 2017, where she conducted independent research on the impact of nitrogen and phosphorus availability on the growth of native, invasive, and hybrid cattail genotypes in Great Lakes coastal wetlands.