Rachel Clarke earned her Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from Acadia in 2018, concluding her program by conducting research into the accumulation of methylmercury in aquatic insects in Kejimkujik National Park. Understanding how mercury accumulates in insects and is then transferred to aquatic and terrestrial food webs is important to researchers examining the global bioaccumulation of mercury. Rachel has always had a passion for environmental research and is a previous Arthur Irving Academy Undergraduate Student Scholarship in Environmental Studies recipient. Her goals in pursuing her Master’s in Environmental Science at Acadia are to continue her research into mercury accumulation in estuarine systems and to provide mentorship and guidance to undergraduate Arthur Irving Scholars.