Rachel M. Aitchison
Rachel graduated from the University of Oregon (UO) in the Fall of 2018 with a B.S. in Marine Biology and a minor in Computer Information Technology. While at UO, she began an Etsy shop (SaltierThanTheSea) to bring awareness to the beauty of marine life while donating to ocean conservation. She also became a member of the Everblue team, a non-profit dedicated to increasing scientific literacy and empowering ocean-minded lifestyles by using social media to communicate scientific research. During her last term at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, she was a student research assistant in the Maslakova lab and worked on DNA-barcoding Nemerteans.
Rachel joined the Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) in the Fall of 2019 and her research interests include genetics and systematics. When she’s not working or studying, she enjoys hiking, skiing, and caring for her many plants.