As an undergraduate I completed two independent research projects. One project examined whether time of day had any effect on cuttlefish camouflage in the species Sepia bandensis. My second project investigated Antarctic krill’s, Euphausia superba, ability to shrink after molting in the wild. After graduation I volunteered with SWFSC’s AMLR program preparing protein samples for isotope analysis and measuring fish otoliths using microscopes and computer software. I then worked as a zooplankton sorter on the 2012 AMLR Research Cruise before becoming a part of the Ichthyoplankton team at the SWFSC.