I am a water pollution biologist and have been invited to work on a short-term project for the European Commission. Much of my career was spent monitoring and working to protect the aquatic life in rivers and streams. I am a Quaker, and I have two young adult children, 18 and 21. I live near a large clean lake in a state that still retains some remote and beautiful wilderness areas. I have immensely enjoyed my previous trips to Europe, especially getting to know new and interesting people.