Postdoctoral Researchers & Graduate Students
Graduate Student Master of Operational Oceanography
I grew up watching Nat Geo Wild with my pop, always in awe of the scientists who got to explore new places and interact with different species. I thought if there was a career for me that was as cool as theirs, I would definitely do it. Several years later, I got my bachelors degree at Rutgers University in marine sciences and a minor in astrobiology so I can explore both the deepest parts of a planet and the edges of our galaxy. During my time at Rutgers, I worked in the geochemical lab identifying foraminifera to be used in paleoclimate mapping. Recently, I have been involved with working on the Sentinel Glider mission, which has piqued my interest in marine technology.
Broadly, I’m interested in studying survival mechanisms of extremophiles and searching for where life could possibly exist on different moons and planets in our solar system (ie., Europa, Enceladus, Titan).