I am a transfer student in Environmental Systems with a focus on Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at UC San Diego. As a volunteer intern at the Deheyn lab, I am assisting in research on sea anemone fluorescence as a potential indicator for the health of coastal marine ecosystems, focusing on responses to metal stressors. I am hopeful this research will not only provide a non-invasive method of monitoring our coastal waters, but also help understand human impact on our oceans.
I am extremely passionate about combating climate change and believe the path to inspiring unity and collaboration towards that cause lies in exploring and developing new approaches to educating the public on the interconnections between us and our planet's ecosystems through entertainment and inspiring compassion. I am extremely excited to be working at the Deheyn lab and look forward to bringing some new light to understanding and combating climate change.