My name is Nea Ahopalo. I have just completed my second year of environmental engineering studies at Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Finland, which is also my home country. At SLU, I will be joining the urine drying research team. My responsibilities include researching the efficiencies of urine drying systems and determining how long one system can be used continually before chemical replacements need to be made. I will be staying in Uppsala until the end of July this year.