Katrina is a first-year student in both the Invertebrate Ecology Lab at MLML and the Logan Lab at CSUMB. She is currently investigating the underlying mechanisms responsible for variable thermal tolerance in Pocillopora coral colonies from the Galapagos. She recently graduated from the University of Delaware in 2021 with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. She is interested in a wide breadth of coral reef research but is particularly interested in using molecular techniques to explore the variables that may affect corals’ abilities to adapt and/or acclimate to climate change. In her spare time, she loves to play the ukulele, find the best beach spots around, and spend quality time with her friends and family.