Undergraduate Student, Martiny Lab
Bio: I am a 4th year Earth System Science undergraduate at the University of California Irvine. I started doing research in the Martiny Lab in the fall of 2017, but I first became interested in marine science long before that when I took a marine biology course in high school. I am currently analyzing latitudinal variation in Pacific Ocean phytoplankton stoichiometry, and on the cruise, Cathy and I will be collecting samples to run similar tests for the Indian Ocean. This will be my first ever research cruise and I am very excited to get real field experience. My goal is attend graduate school and get my Ph.D. I want to continue doing research, and hopefully one day I’ll even be a professor.
What I’m doing on this cruise: On this cruise, Cathy and I will be filtering seawater and collecting phytoplankton to analyze nutrient ratios in different parts of the ocean.