I completed my undergraduate degree (B.S) in biology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2017. Throughout my undergraduate years, I was involved in research, both in the lab and in the field. I spent an academic term travelling across California studying the ecology and physiology of lizards and amphibians. I also performed field work in Southern California estuaries to collect algae, sediment and water samples, and performed surveys of the estuaries. I contributed significantly in understanding the effects of eutrophication on salt marshes in Southern California.
As part of the Aranda group in the Red Sea Research Center, I am investigating the physiological performance of Symbiodiniaceae under acute heat and light stress conditions. Specifically, I am interested in evaluating the stress-tolerance response of different clades isolated from different natal environments. My goal is to examine whether these different isolates might perform differently in response to stressful conditions.
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