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Antarctic expedition ANT-XXIX/7

Very early in my academic career (in 2013), I had the privilege of joining a research team lead by Dr. Christine Klaas from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research on board the research icebreaker Polarstern during one of its Antarctic expeditions. While on board, I assisted with CTD transects, chlorophyll analyses, and diatom growth studies. We traversed the Scotia and Weddell Seas, made camp on sea ice floes, and worked side-by-side with emperor penguins - it was an experience unlike any other.

These photographs were taken by various members of the expedition (not myself).

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SCientific diving certification

In 2016, I joined the scientific diving course offered at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The course was taught by Dr. Isabelle Côté and Siobhan Gray and upon completion I received my level-1 CAUS (Canadian Association for Underwater Science) certification.

These photographs were taken by various members of the 2016 class (not myself).

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Alfred Wegener Institute (awi) for Polar and Marine Research

As an undergraduate student, I worked for several summers (2010 and 2012) as a research assistant at the AWI. While there, I gained experience modeling ocean currents, measuring enzyme activity rates, and catching critters by trawling in the North Sea on board several AWI-operated research vessels.

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