University of New England
I'm currently an undergraduate student at the University of New England pursuing a major in marine biology with a minor in chemistry. I began investigating methylmercury concentrations in sharks when I was 15 in my hometown of Ridgefield, Connecticut. The complex movements of the heavy metal and the incredible resilience many organisms have towards the toxin has always fascinated me. My work has helped bring me to assist on a number of incredible research projects in The Bahamas, and I'm currently working in Maine to develop a number of studies investigating the movements of methylmercury within marine organisms.
While completing the study on methylmercury exposure in green crabs I am simultaneously working on a project examining methylmercury concentrations in the muscle tissue of silky sharks. I am also President of the University of New England's scuba and drone clubs.
The experiences I have had working in the marine science field have been nothing short of life changing. I am incredibly passionate about my work with methylmercury in marine organisms, and plan on continuing work in this field for as long as there are still questions to be answered. I also hope to help other students become involved with research, and find the same passion for marine science that I have been so fortunate to have.
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