I am a Senior at Oregon State University majoring in Biology with an option in Marine Biology and a minor in chemistry. I have always loved the ocean, which has led to my involvement with the Lubchenco/Menge Lab. I am very interested in parasites/pathogens and how environmental changes will affect their occurrence in marine ecosystems. I hope to pursue a career that involves scientific diving. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy scuba diving, surfing, playing tennis and exploring new places!