George Hotelling is a senior undergraduate student at Appalachian State University, double majoring in Environmental Science and Chemistry. His interests include team-based interdisciplinary projects, biology and ecology. As a member of STEPS, he works with both Dr. Shea Tuberty and Dr. Bob Swarthout. His STEPS research is focused on developing a mass balance of phosphorous flowing through the high-country surrounding Appalachian State. George is excited to develop his leadership skills, communication skills, and abilities as a professional researcher through this partnership and others like it in the future. After completing his undergraduate degree, he’s interested in spending two to five years gaining experience in a professional role, and ultimately George will return to academia to obtain a Ph.D. Outside of classes and research, he enjoys spending time in the mountains fly fishing, rock climbing and relaxing.