Undergraduate Work

During my undergraduate career at UC San Diego, I was fortunate to participate in various research opportunities. These experiences greatly influenced me to pursue graduate school and achieve a career in biological science. In this section, I hope to encourage undergraduate students to get involved in research to better prepare for grad school.

Here’s the summary:

Independent Research Projects

2009-2011
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UCSD. Independent Research. P.I. Dr. Greg Rouse.
Research Project: “Phylogenetic relationships among eastern Pacific Syngnathus pipefish species”
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2009
Monteverde Institute, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Tropical Biology and Conservation Program. P. I. Dr. Frank Joyce
Research Project: “Habitat Complexity and Species Composition of Moray Eels (Muraenidae) along peninsula Santa Elena, Costa Rica”
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2008
University of Zurich – ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. International Biology Undergraduate Summer School. P.I. Dr. Tony Wilson
Research Project: “Interspecific hybridization as a source of genetic variation in eastern Pacific Syngnathus species”
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2007
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Marine Biology and Terrestrial Ecology Program. P.I. Dr. Ian Tibbetts
Research Projects: (1) “Seagrass and Caulerpa taxifolia habitat complexity as nursery assessment in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia” (2) “Trophodynamics of inter-reefal sandy patches in Lady Elliot Island, in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia”

Featured Articles

2010 UC San Diego Graduate Studies Abroad, Tastes Success. 2011 Symposium Proceedings & Profiles, University of California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Annual Magazine, pg. 30-31

(Article emphasizing my experience gained throughout programs abroad and highlighting  awards and honors I received during my undergraduate career)
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Unforgettable Experience in Switzerland. 2009 Symposium Proceedings & Profiles, University of California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Annual Magazine, pg. 31

(Article remarking my involvement performing research at the University of  Zurich in 2008)

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