MSc Candidate at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology equipped me with a fantastic marine education and prepared me for the world after my undergraduate degree. While at OIMB, I got the opportunity to learn from dedicated professors in a small classroom environment that not only provided me with hands-on learning opportunities but infinite knowledge. Without the research opportunities at OIMB, I would not have developed such a strong work ethic and passion for marine invertebrates. The connections and friendships I made at OIMB will last a lifetime and aid me as I continue my education and research in the marine field.
After graduating from OIMB, I worked as a tropical marine ecology intern at CIEE Bonaire’s Research Station, where I assisted with a long-term project on the island’s benthos. I also had the privilege of being the 2018 OWUSS National Park Service diving intern, which allowed me to travel to various national parks and assist with ongoing research projects. Currently, I am an MSc candidate at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, located in Saudi Arabia. In the Reef Ecology Lab at KAUST, I look forward to continuing my work with marine invertebrates, while potentially delving into the world of genetics and taxonomy.