Aloha! My name is Kyla and I am from Seattle, Washington. I first became interested in seagrass when I studied how wasting disease was affecting Zostera marina, a seagrass found in my home waters of the Puget Sound. After obtaining my undergraduate degree I went on to get my Masters of Marine Science at Hawaii Pacific University under the advisory of Dr. Catherine Unabia. In my free time I enjoy diving, playing golf and hiking.