Hannah graduated from the College of William & Mary in Virginia in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology. Her honors thesis, under advisor Dr. Laurie S. Sanderson, examined the physical interactions and patterns of retention between food particles and the oral morphology of the American shad. This helped contribute to the body of knowledge regarding the fluid mechanics involved in the filter-feeding mechanisms in bony fishes. While at W&M she spent her time either conducting this research or rowing with the William & Mary Rowing Club. Her interest in marine science developed through taking classes and participating in field studies with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Hannah is a second-year student who joined the Ichthyology Lab in Fall 2018. Her research interests focus on the effects of anthropogenic climate change on the physiology of marine fishes. For her thesis, Hannah will be looking at the effect of ocean acidification and hypoxia on hormone signaling in juvenile rockfish.