I am a graduate student in oceanography at the University of Washington currently studying how predator-prey interactions in marine invertebrates are affected by ocean acidification. I got hooked on invertebrates while studying ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University where I got the opportunity to work with marine molluscs in a local salt marsh. After graduating, I explored the world of freshwater invertebrates with my students as an environmental educator in the Catskill Mountains. Since then I have moved back into the world of marine invertebrates, this time learning about the biodiversity on the west coast of the US, as a graduate student. I am involved in several environmental science outreach programs and enjoy teaching and communicating science in many forms.
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