Graduate Student, Oceanography
Office: MSB 362
Astrobiology Areas of Interest: Life in Extreme Environments
I am a first year graduate student studying Arctic microbes with Jody Deming. I have not yet defined my specific research topic, but I do know that I'm interested in the potential of modeling, both in Oceanographic and Astrobiological applications. This interest has primarily been fueled by UW's own Virtual Planetary Laboratory - I find inspiration in their ability to: 1) Predict the characteristics of far-off worlds with very few inputs, and 2) Set the stage for our exploration of the next frontier - before instrumentation has even been developed to do so.
I firmly believe that humanity could really use another grand adventure, and that a journey to the stars is just what the doctor ordered.