I found out that I have received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
to work on my microplastics project. I am investigating the possible trophic transfer of microplastics from Pacific mole crabs to near shore fish along the Oregon coast as well as the Northern pacific area around Tamarindo in Costa Rica. I am working with The National University of Costa Rica with Dr. Karol Ulate as well as Costa Rica National Park and Conservation authority on this project.
I have partnered with CSU Channel Islands to work with undergraduates on field research methods in an international tropical setting.