I am currently a student in the Graduate Program in Oceanography at Rutgers University. Broadly, I am interested in phytoplankton ecology, ranging from interspecific interaction to impacts on biogeochemical processes. Specifically, I will be working with Kay Bidle (Oceanography) and Juan Bonachela (Ecology and Evolution) to study viral infection of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi and modelling how host physiology impacts characteristics of viral infection. During my undergraduate career, I worked with the dinoflagellate, Noctiluca scintillans, at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory under Joaquim Goes, studying the impact of ocean acidification and hypoxia on growth, grazing, and symbiosis. I graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in Biology in 2021 and minored in geosciences. My love for understanding how abiotic processes influenced biology led me to the interdisciplinary world of Oceanography.
2021, BS, Biology, Skidmore College