Nicholas McCloskey is the 2016 Founders Fund Scholar. Mr. McCloskey is entering his senior year at Siena College majoring in Environmental Science. He is a member of the Dean’s list and a Siena College Presidential Scholar. Mr. McCloskey has done field research on issues of water quality and quantity in his local urban watershed. He has contributed research to several scientific manuscripts and participated as a co-author on two publications, one of which is being submitted to the Journal of the American Water Resources Association. An avid fisherman, Mr. McCloskey hopes to attend graduate school and eventually work with fish populations and human communities within a watershed to promote the protection of aquatic species and water quality through the use of technologies and environmental remediation techniques.