Dr. Veronica Vriesman is a marine scientist with broad interests in climate change and biomineralization. She studies connections between mollusc shells and ocean changes through time. She is especially interested in environmental impacts on bivalve biomineralization, and how we can use shell archives to reveal past environmental conditions over seasonal to millennial scales. Veronica earned her PhD in 2022 from the Ocean Climate Lab in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UC Davis. As an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, she studied the shell of the culturally and ecologically significant California mussel to evaluate its utility as a paleoceanographic archive. Veronica is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.