Student Spotlight

Profiles of the students who represent the next generation of ocean and earth scientists.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Anai Novoa
Graduate student investigates the role and future of parasites when their hosts respond to climate change
Oct 30, 2019
Scripps Oceanography graduate student Grant Batzel. Scripps Student Spotlight: Grant Batzel
A passionate PhD student who makes the most out of his time at Scripps to study the slipper snail and become a well-rounded scientist
Sep 25, 2019
Master's student Jessica Sportelli on a Zodiac in the Churchill River in Canada. Scripps Student Spotlight: Jessica Sportelli
Marine biology master’s student is studying whale acoustics to identify why killer whales are migrating to new places
Aug 27, 2019
Drake Singleton examines the surface rupture of the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake near Ridgecrest, Calif. Photo: Nick Lau Scripps Student Spotlight: Drake Singleton
Geophysics graduate student conducts research to understand earthquakes and active faults in Southern California
Jul 30, 2019
Daria Sheik near Flores Island, British Columbia while researching grey whales. Scripps Student Spotlight: Daria Sheik
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation graduate student is working to develop an app to connect conservation organizations and researchers with people across the world
Jun 26, 2019
Scripps graduate student Audrey Tan. Scripps Student Spotlight: Audrey Tan
Climate Science and Policy graduate student is researching how El Niño impacts lives and biodiversity across the Pacific Ocean
Jun 07, 2019
Scripps graduate student Travis Courtney. Photo by Lark Starkey. Scripps Student Spotlight: Travis Courtney
Geosciences graduate student is researching how climate change is affecting coral reef structures
May 13, 2019
Scripps graduate student Allison Cusick Scripps Student Spotlight: Allison Cusick
Oceanography graduate student is researching how water from melting glaciers affects phytoplankton in the Arctic and Antarctic
Apr 22, 2019
Daniel Conley and other Scripps students conduct field work aboard R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. Photo: Cody Gallo Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniel Conley
Marine biology graduate student is studying how corals react to different environmental conditions
Mar 19, 2019
Scripps graduate student Ariel Pezner Scripps Student Spotlight: Ariel Pezner
Biological oceanography graduate student is studying the effects of human-induced stressors on reef-building corals
Feb 11, 2019
Scripps graduate student Matthew Costa. Photo: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza Scripps Student Spotlight: Matthew Costa
Biological oceanography graduate student is studying wetlands inhabited by productive and salt-tolerant trees called mangroves
Jan 23, 2019
Scripps graduate student Margaret Lindeman. Photo: Alex Hager Scripps Student Spotlight: Margaret Lindeman
Oceanography graduate student is studying ice-ocean interactions in Greenland’s fjords
Dec 11, 2018
Scripps graduate student Jia Jia Zhang. Scripps Student Spotlight: Jia Jia Zhang
Chemical biology graduate student is studying the biosynthesis of marine natural products
Nov 27, 2018
Scripps graduate student Alfredo Giron. Photo: Josh Stewart Scripps Student Spotlight: Alfredo Giron
Oceanography graduate student is studying fishery sustainability in the Gulf of California
Nov 08, 2018
Scripps graduate student Tashiana Osborne. Scripps Student Spotlight: Tashiana Osborne
Climate sciences graduate student studies the effects of atmospheric rivers on the western United States’ rain, snow, and water resources
Oct 26, 2018
Scripps graduate student Emily Wei. Scripps Student Spotlight: Emily Wei
Geosciences graduate student uses research to unravel geological processes of the past
Oct 12, 2018
Scripps Oceanography student Jack Pan. Scripps Student Spotlight: Jack Pan
Oceanography graduate student is studying how phytoplankton play a role in Antarctic fjords
Sep 27, 2018
Scripps graduate student Dara Goldberg. Scripps Student Spotlight: Dara Goldberg
Geophysics graduate student is studying earthquakes to support early warning efforts
Sep 05, 2018
Graduate student Rishi Sugla visits the salt flats of Jujuy, Argentina. Scripps Student Spotlight: Rishi Sugla
Geosciences graduate student uses interdisciplinary skillset to study Earth’s ancient oxygen levels
Aug 14, 2018
A student conducts research on a ship. Scripps Student Spotlight: Alyssa Griffin
Graduate student studies the impact of changing ocean chemistry on coral reefs
Jul 27, 2018
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