I was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Rockaway, New Jersey when I was 9. I transferred to Rutgers my sophomore year after going to school in Iowa for volleyball during my freshman year. I graduated from Rutgers in May 2019 with a major in Marine Science and a minor in Fisheries Science. While earning my undergraduate degree I participated in Dr. Olaf Jensen’s research with black sea bass and earned my Scientific Diving certification. I am now beginning the masters in Operational Oceanography program at Rutgers and will be working with Dr. Grace Saba for my thesis project. My work will focus on estimating biomasses from AZFP acoustics and translating code into the AZFP format. I am also currently earning my PADI Divemaster certification through Rutgers.